A Sioux City, IA, trucker has been recognized by the
Truckload Carriers Association for helping get a family out of their burning
In a press release, the association said Gena Seibel, who
drives for Cloverleaf Transport, was driving late at night to pick up a trailer
when she passed a house where flames were leaping up in the living room.
She called 9-1-1, then ran to the front porch and began
banging on the door and yelling. A girl appeared through the smoke, then ran
off to wake the rest of the family.
The Sioux City Journal reported that police arrived
as the family was escaping, but the patrol car did not have a fire
extinguisher. Seibel ran to her truck and got her fire extinguisher, ran back
to the house and put out the flames on the front porch.
No one was hurt.
Seibel received a Highway Angel lapel pin, a certificate and
a patch for her efforts.