Heroes emerge from the ashes of the California wildfires

Firefighters, first responders and neighbors help each other in the midst of tragedy.
1:34 | 10/13/17

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Finally tonight here our persons of the week. They are California strong. Tonight the heroes and the bravery in California. Vicky walker hugging this firefighter to say thank you. Firefighters across California saving lives, homes and so many family treasures. And this image, the mail truck still stopping at mailboxes, a haunting moment but still, a moment of dedication. The county sheriff who told me about one deputy who saved families standing with them on a dirt patch. The fire all around them. We had a deputy on top of mark west who couldn't get out and the fired burned around them and sheltered in place. They were surrounded by the fire? Yeah. Then the ironworker who lost everything, his tools, pickup truck, his home. Dana's story was on the local news that night and someone 50 miles away was watching. I heard ironworker and looked over and I caught his last name. Her son was also an ironworker. She lost him to cancer two years ago. She had always saved her sons tools. She called um Dana and said come get them. Dana? Yes. How are you? Okay. How are you? I'm good. Inside her son's tools given to Dana. Means a lot to me. Well, I want to get you back to work. She wants to get him back to work and California back to norm. So we choose those first responders and those every day heroes who answer the call. I'm David Muir.

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