Supergirl, 19, Lifts Truck Off Dad, Saving Family From Fire
Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Charlotte Heffelmire is being hailed a hero after saving her entire family from a fire. The 19-year-old Virginia woman lifted a large burning truck off her father. Eric Heffelmire was working on a pickup in the garage when a jack slipped, pinning him under the vehicle. The mishap also caused a gasoline spill which set the truck and the garage on fire.
“I guess he was in the garage for about 10 minutes before I really just stumbled on him,” Charlotte told "Fox & Friends." “I couldn’t hear anything. (I) kind of came into the garage and the garage was already on fire and really from there I kind of snapped into that whatever super mode I had at that point and kind of do what I had to do.”
Finding super strength, Charlotte was able to free her father. Then moving the truck away from the house before it exploded. She went into further action by grabbing a garden hose and spraying the fire until help arrived. Her quick thinking not only saved her father, but the rest of her family who was in the house.
She received a Citizen Life Saving Award from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. She doesn't think she deserved it, but we sure do!