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Firefighters go above and beyond for driver in ditch

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Taylar wants to say thank you to the firefighters who help her. Taylar wants to say thank you to the firefighters who help her.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Some firefighters went the extra mile for a woman who got stuck on the side I-90 while trying to get to the west side of the state.

Taylar Thorlacius was on her way to Bellingham last week to spend Christmas with some friends. But then, “I made it just past the Sprague rest stop and I hit what I think was black ice,” she says.

Her car slid into a ditch and two of her tires popped. She eventually was dropped off at Lincoln County Fire District 1. That’s where she met Mitch and Kevin, two firefighters. They offered to get her car out of the ditch.

“They could already see I was shook up. And so they were like, ‘You know what? We work on cars on our spare time I bet we have two tires that you could use.’”

After replacing her tires with studded ones, they then helped her home.

“One took me in his truck and the other one drove my car home so I wouldn't have to worry about running into a ditch,” she says.

She’s extra grateful for them this Christmas.

“They didn’t ask anything in return.”

She wants to recognize their efforts and good work.

“Just a giant thank you,” she says. “It just blew my mind because not many people are like that nowadays. Like you rarely find anyone who is willing to help but to go above and beyond to make sure somebody is safe.”

Taylar says she is also preparing some sort of thank you Christmas gift for Mitch and Kevin.

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