GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)- A Weld County woman wants to thank the person who saved her life.
An electrical short started a fire in Judy Compton’s garage early Thursday morning. She escaped without harm when a stranger started banging on her door.
Compton was just about to let her dogs out, not knowing her garage was on fire, when she heard a banging at her front door. That’s when she spotted the garage.
“I opened the door and said, ‘I know, I’m on fire!’ And he was there and he took one of the dogs and I took the other one and that was it,” said Compton.
“I just want to thank him so much to take the time to come all the way up here.”
Compton believes the man was driving down Highway 34 when he spotted the flames and decided to help. He then parked his car and ran about 100 yards up to her house.
“I credit him very much for his actions and for probably saving my dogs’ life and my life,” she said. “What more could you ask of a person?”
Greeley firefighters said crews quickly contained the fire to the garage but heat and smoke damaged the home.
Compton said the unknown hero’s actions reclaim her faith in humanity.
“I spent nearly 40 years as a law enforcement officer, so I have gotten to see a lot of the bad things and been involved in these kinds of emergencies and it was really great to see someone responding to help. I was very impressed. He’s a good guy.”