Quantcast

Volunteer firefighter joins firefight instead of protecting his - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Volunteer firefighter joins firefight instead of protecting his own home

Posted: Updated:
EL PASO COUNTY -

When the Falcon Fire started, volunteer firefighter David Moravek had a decision to make: Go home and defend his home from the advancing flames, or turn back and join the firefight.

"I'm driving home and I see the big plume of smoke, and I'm not exactly sure where it is, but I know it's in my neighborhood." Moravek said.

For him, it was an easy decision to make. He turned back.

"I knew it was a fire that was somewhat typical and that we were gonna control it.," he said.

On Wednesday, firefighters determined a cigarette butt caused the fire, which burned an estimated 386 acres, which came frighteningly close to his home. as drone video he shot shows. He dug a line on the fire's flank, while the flames approached his home.

"I was always looking over my shoulder and seeing how it was going, because there was a lot of intensity by my place." he said.

He said he had faith that others would keep his home safe, despite the strong winds and dry air Monday night.

"Even though I wasn't able to go directly to my house and dig line around it, I knew the guys that were doing it, and that gave me a lot of confidence that they would be doing exactly the same thing I would be doing."

Once Moravek was released from the fire line, he went home and personally thanked the Security firefighters who worked to protect his home.

Download the KOAA News 5 App iOS/iPhone here and for Android here.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • El Paso County deputies investigating shooting

    El Paso County deputies investigating shooting

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-04-21 07:19:22 GMT

    El Paso County deputies have taken over an investigation of a shooting that Colorado Springs Police now say happened in the county outside of the city.

    El Paso County deputies have taken over an investigation of a shooting that Colorado Springs Police now say happened in the county outside of the city.

  • Pueblo D60 teachers vote to go on strike

    Pueblo D60 teachers vote to go on strike

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:43:41 GMT
    27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)

    Teachers in Pueblo D60 have voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting.

    Teachers in Pueblo D60 have voted to strike following the district's decision to deny teacher's pay raises at a recent board meeting.

  • District 11 to close schools next Friday for teacher demonstration

    District 11 to close schools next Friday for teacher demonstration

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:56:26 GMT

    Colorado Springs District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the district plans to close schools next Friday. 

    Colorado Springs District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the district plans to close schools next Friday. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?