Teen lifts truck off of father, saves family from fire

A petite 19-year-old Virginia woman who lifted a large burning truck off her father said Sunday that she just snapped into “super mode” to save his life.

Charlotte Heffelmire turned into a real-life 5-foot-6, 120-pound superhero when she rushed to her father’s aid Nov. 28. Eric Heffelmire was working on a pickup in the garage when a jack slipped, pinning him under the vehicle. The mishap also caused a gasoline spill which set the truck and the garage on fire.

“I guess he was in the garage for about 10 minutes before I really just stumbled on him,” Charlotte told "Fox & Friends." “I couldn’t hear anything. (I) kind of came into the garage and the garage was already on fire and really from there I kind of snapped into that whatever super mode I had at that point and kind of do what I had to do.” The citation for a Citizen Life Saving Award she received Thursday from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says she was able to lift the truck twice to get her father free.

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