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Teen girl uses 'superhuman strength' to lift burning truck off dad and save family
Super girl: Charlotte Heffelmire is just 5ft 6in and made the daring rescue in her bare feet
Then, after Charlotte arrived, he recalls: “I felt the weight shift, and I said, ‘You almost got it,’ and then it was just UGHHHHHHRRR, and suddenly I’m pulled out.”
Seeing the fire danger, Charlotte quickly drove the truck on its three wheels away from the property and then sprayed the house with a garden hose until firefighters arrived.
Lucky escape: Dad Eric was pinned under a truck when the jack supporting it slipped
Her quick-thinking allowed her grandmother and three-month-old niece to escape the home.
In recognition of the miracle escape on November 28, 2015, Charlotte was presented the Citizen Lifesaving Award by the Fairfax County fire department.
Safe distance: After rescuing her dad, Charlotte drove the truck from the house on its remaining three wheels
Currently at the US Air Force Academy , she sustained a back injury which has so far kept her from returning, and also burned her feet.
She said: “If I can’t do any of the military branches, then [I’ll] probably just [do] intelligence or government work. Right now I’m just healing up and making sure the family is OK
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