The heroes and bravery in California wildfires

Firefighters, first responders and neighbors put their lives on the line to save others, homes and family treasures.
1:19 | 10/14/17

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Reporter: Tonight, the heroes and the bravery in California. Vicki 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. Then there was the ironworker who lost everything. His tools, his pickup truck, his home. Every house was on fire. Including mine. Reporter: Dana Hanson's story was on the local news and someone 50 miles away was watching. I heard ironworker. I looked over. I caught his last name. Reporter: Her son was also an ironworker. She lost him to cancer two years ago. She had always saved her son's tools. She called up Dana and said, come get them. Dana? Yes. How are you? Okay. How are you? I'm good. Reporter: Inside, her son's tools given to dape Dana. It means a lot to me. Well, I'm -- I want to get you back to work. Reporter: She wants to get him back to work, and California back to Normal. How cool was that. Heroes and bravery in the face of adversity. Thanks to David Muir. It was the late American writer James Lang Allen who said, adversity doesn't bpild character, it reveals it.

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