KING 5 reported yesterday that East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer saved a 7-year-old pitfall mix named Cora from a burning car at the Bonney Lake Wal-Mart.
Chief Backer was at a car wash in the same parking lot when he heard dispatchers announce the call. He got to the car before the fire truck arrived and put out the fire with a fire extinguisher that was in his car.
Other than a couple of singed paws, Cora was fine and is not back with her grateful family.
Nice job, Chief Backer!