California Firefighter Helps Save the Home of Girlfriend’s Parents After Completing 60-Hour Shift

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A California firefighter helped save his girlfriend’s family home this weekend when a blaze approached the property. Not only that, he did so after working nearly three days straight.

Grant Newnom of the San Jose Fire Department had just finished a 60-hour shift on Sunday when his girlfriend, Elise Jones, called him with panicked news — the Glass Fire, one of the series of blazes affecting the state, was quickly approaching her parents’ home.

Though he was exhausted battling fires near San Jose, Newnom immediately began driving 90 minutes to Santa Rosa in the hopes he’d be able to help save what he could, he told KGO. Once he arrived in the area, Newnom saw many homes were already on fire.

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