Heroics save girl from car fire


Last updated 11/16/2023 at 12:52pm

Havre Police Department’s Animal Control Officer Pete Federspiel and Havreite Matt Boucher rescued the driver of a burning vehicle Wednesday.

“They probably saved the girl’s life,” said Havre Police Capt. Ryan Pearson this morning.

The crash reported at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday occurred after the driver of a vehicle on Eighth Avenue West near Boulevard Avenue had a medical issue, said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher Baker. The vehicle hit an embankment and the hot underside of the vehicle started dry grass at the side of the road on fire.

That fire spread to the vehicle, B...

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