Quick-thinking good Samaritan puts out car fire with Walgreen's fire extinguisher

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A quick-thinking good Samaritan put out a car fire Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale after using a fire extinguisher from a nearby Walgreens.

Beth Fuller said her and friend Michael Donohue were talking in the parking lot of the Walgreens in the   1500 block of East Sunrise Boulevard when a car burst into flames in the middle of the roadway.

"All the sudden I look up .. a truck pulled up and it was on fire. The whole front end was on fire," Fuller said. "The next thing I know he get out of the truck and runs to Walgreens. Next thing, I see he’s running across the street and then he puts the fire and runs back to the truck like nothing happened."

Fuller recorded the impromptu firefighting with her cellphone. The video shows large plumes of smoke billowing off the truck.

Donohue said other bystanders pulled the driver from the car and no one was seriously hurt. Donohue said he wanted to make sure the driver's personal items inside the truck weren't destroyed. 

"It looked dangerous or whatever but first thing was can I help this person out?" Donohue said.

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