Two men used garden hoses to save homes from West Fire

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 02:28:04-04

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) - Several homeowners along Viejas View Place and Olive View Road in Alpine are thanking two men for helping save their homes during the West Fire on Friday.

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Michael Marks and Bryan Meyers stayed behind and helped out spot fires with garden hoses.  

“We made sure we were safe. If some wind shifted or something we had a plan so that we could get out,” Marks said.

“Just basically did what any community would do for each other,” Meyers said.

Meyers initially went towards the neighborhood being threatened by fire because his mother lived there. She got out okay, but then he ran into his Marks who was there looking to see if there was anyone he could help.

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The two longtime friends say they didn't plan on running into each other, but it worked out well. They say they helped at least five homes.