Brave man pulls a stranger out of a burning car

Brave man pulls a stranger out of a burning car

– His name is Santiago Portillo, and he is a true hero

This brave man was working in a mattress store when he spotted a burning car. Instead of assuming the driver was already being helped, he leapt into action, saving the man's life.

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Portillo peers inside to see if anyone was injured, before rushing to grab the driver and pull him from the wreckage.

Despite the hot flames licking up around him he pulls the driver to safety, an act that has caused people to hail Portillo a hero.

"The black smoke was choking me. The car was totaled, everything was collapsed in the car,” he said later.

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