Off-duty firefighter rescues person from burning, overturned car on Lake Lenore cliffside

GRANT CO., Wash. — An off-duty Grant County firefighter rescued a person from a crashed, burning car on the edge of a cliff above Lake Lenore.

Washington State Patrol says Daniel Baergen, a Grant County District 6 firefighter, raced down to help a person out of an overturned, flaming car that had rolled off State Route 17 along Lake Lenore. The car was at the edge of a cliff above the lake.

The vehicle was hauling a boat and trailer, heading southbound on State Route 17 when it went off-0road, rotated, and rolled down an embankment to the cliffside before catching on fire.

There is no word yet on the driver’s condition.