Mammoth Times

Local man thanked after stopping fire and Bridgeport Chevron


We would like to recognize and thank Donald Starks for his quick action and kindness. While operating the Mono County loader (recently), he was driving by (the Bridgeport Chevron gas station) and noticed a fire between our gas pumps. He quickly pulled over and without hesitation ran with a fire extinguish­er to put the fire out.

We played back video sur veillance; it showed the fire burning for three minutes before he ran and put it out. A customer put an unknown substance into the trash can which caught fire, melted out the bottom of the can and caused the fire to spread across the concrete.

Several cars pulled in and once they saw the fire, pulled out. Not one person told our employees or notified anyone.

Because of Donald’s awareness, the fire was put out before serious consequenc­e. We recognize the importance of kind people and appreciate his efforts. We hope that this acknowledg­ment lets the county and Donald’s peers know that they have an outstandin­g guy on their team.

With great gratitude,

The Simpson Family and employees of Bridgeport Shell Station

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