Two people are fortunate that an off-duty firefighter was in the right place at the right time over the weekend after he pulled the pair out of a burning car on Saturday morning after a crash in North Marana.
Around 8 a.m., the vehicle was travelling westbound on Interstate 10 just north of the Marana Road Exit when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the median, crossed an empty irrigation canal and rolled over before coming to a stop.
The two people, including an off-duty Northwest Fire District firefighter on his way home from a shift, stopped to help. The pair in the car were trapped and the vehicle caught fire. The two good Samaritans quickly pulled the people from the vehicle before the flames became too intense.
Firefighters arrived on scene to extinguish the flames while paramedics treated the victims. They are said to have serious, but not life-threatening injuries and it is believed the injuries are what prevented them from exiting the vehicle on their own accord.
Marana Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were on hand to investigate the cause of the crash.