Canada Calgary bus driver saves family from burning house

22:04  15 may  2018
22:04  15 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Vincent Fleck noticed flames and alerted those sleeping inside of the danger. CBC News · Posted: May 15, 2018 12:02 PM MT | Last Updated: May 15. Bus driver Vincent Fleck woke Marsha Bastarache and her family to get them out of the burning house . (Bryan Labby/CBC). A Calgary bus driver is being

A Calgary bus driver is being hailed as a "godsend" for saving a sleeping family of six — plus their dog and pet rabbit — from a northeast house fire early Tuesday morning.

This house in Redstone was damaged by fire on Tuesday morning. Bus driver Vincent Fleck woke Marsha Bastarache and her family to get them out of the building.© Bryan Labby/CBC This house in Redstone was damaged by fire on Tuesday morning. Bus driver Vincent Fleck woke Marsha Bastarache and her family to get them out of the building. A Calgary bus driver is being hailed as a "godsend" for saving a sleeping family from a northeast house fire early Tuesday morning.

"We were all sleeping and I guess the bus driver who does this route, he was just finishing up his last run and he drove around the community on the run and he thought he smelled smoke," said Marsha Bastarache, who lives in the home in the Redstone neighbourhood with her son and his family.

"So then he came back around again and he noticed the fire out front," said Bastarche of the fire, which broke out around 1 a.m.

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May 15, 2018. A Calgary bus driver is being hailed as a hero today. Vincent Fleck helped a family of six escape from their burning house in the northeast early this morning, along with their pet dog and bunny.

Rewind 10 Seconds. Next Up: Calgary family searches for man who lifted elderly woman to safety following devastating fire. Live. Tue, May 15: He brushes it off as something anyone would do, but in reality, a Calgary bus driver likely saved six lives because of his quick action.

"So he was banging on the doors really loud and he woke me up and I went to the door and he said, 'The front of your house is on fire, get out.'"

The family got out, grabbing a pet rabbit and dog on the way. They were sheltered in the bus as the fire department extinguished the flames.

"The firemen, after it was pretty well over, came and told us that if the bus driver hadn't of seen the fire, we would have probably lost the house and our lives at the same time," said Bastarache.

A city spokesperson identified the driver as Vincent Fleck.

"I think he is a godsend," said Bastarache.

"He's definitely got his angel wings. He earned them last night, I tell ya."

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