Two Water Resources employees help save Lynchburg home from fire

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(Photo: Courtesy City of Lynchburg Water Resources Department)

(Photo: Courtesy City of Lynchburg Water Resources Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Two employees with Lynchburg’s Water Resources Department became holiday heroes for their help in putting out a house fire while the residents were on vacation.

The Water Resources Department published a Facebook post praising Chris Walther and Jamie Miller, who were in the middle of a sewer line inspection near Temple Circle when a house fire broke out in December 2019.

City officials say that Miller first noticed flames coming from a nearby house and started pounding on the house’s doors to warn the residents. Meanwhile, Walther used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.

“Turns out they were away for the holidays, so Chris and Jamie’s alertness and quick-thinking likely saved the home from more significant damage,” says the department. “Congratulation, Jamie and Chris on a job well done!”

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