Allyn Pierce drove his Toyota Tundra truck through the deadly Camp Fire in order to rescue patients who were stranded at the hospital. After barely making it out safely, Pierce decided to turn his truck around and make a second trip to the hospital.
The journey ruined his car, melting the tail lights and leaving dark burn marks on the sides of the truck, but he was able to make it out alive and rescue his patients.
In response to his Instagram post, Toyotaoffered to buy him a brand new truck.
“We are humbled you’d risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety,” Toyota said, according to “The Today Show.” “Don’t worry about your truck, we’re honored to get you a new one!”
8. This Firefighter Hosting Two Displaced Families While Putting Out Flames
28-year-old Zak Phillips is hosting two families that have been displaced by the fires in his home while pulling double shifts as a firefighter.
“I don’t know what else I could do,” Philips said in an email to The Daily Mail. “But at the same time, it feels like you’re not doing enough.”
9. This Actor Who Is Helping Reunite Loved Ones
Actor James Woods has been helping loved ones separated from the fires to reunite. He’s urged Twitter users to share information about their missing relatives using the hashtags #CampFireJamesWoods and #SoCalFiresJamesWoods so he can share them on his account, which has two million followers.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 14, 2018
Bre Payton was a staff writer for The Federalist. She wrote on subjects ranging from Kanye West to Supreme Court rulings, to 2016 and breaking news. She appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC World News, among others, and her work was featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Daily Signal, and WORLD Magazine, to name a few. She had also worked as a reporter for Watchdog.org and received her degree in Political Journalism from Patrick Henry College.