A passing by driver helped keep a World War II veteran safe from a house fire Sunday in Boyle Heights.

ABC 7 reports that the driver, only identified as Andrés, was driving by the 2500 block of Cincinnati Street when he saw an elderly man outside of a smoking house. The man, apparently unaware that the house was on fire, was trying to go back inside the home. Andrés stopped his car, jumped a fence, and ran to help the 98-year old man.

The elderly veteran was identified as Roy López by KCAL 9.

The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived to put out the fire. They tell ABC 7 that thanks to Andres’ quick actions, no one was injured in the fire. Those flames were possibly caused by candles and caused $150,000 in damages.

Photo above: Good samaritan Andrés and girlfriend in capture from video shot by Boyle Heights resident William Rodas.

See KCAL 9’s report:

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