Good Samaritan helps save Fresno restaurant after man lights tarp on fire


FRESNO, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – The owner of a Fresno restaurant says quick thinking from a Good Samaritan helped save her business after a man started a fire outside of it.

On Monday night, the owner of the Train Depot says a man was caught on camera lighting a tarp outside of the business on fire.

A woman who spotted the fire quickly jumped into action and tried to put it out by herself.

A security camera at the business captured the woman, who was wearing a pair of flip-flops, trying to stomp out the flames with her feet.

The woman then went and reported the fire to someone at a neighboring business, who called the fire department.

Once firefighters arrived, they were able to safely put out the fire before it could cause any more damage.

The Fresno Fire Department was called out to The Train Depot on Monday night for a fire.

The next day, the Train Depot took to Facebook to thank the unidentified Good Samaritan for her efforts to save the business.

If not for the woman’s actions, the Train Depot believes the whole strip mall near Ashlan Avenue and First Street could have been burned down.

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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