A Guthrie firefighter was in the right place at the right time Wednesday evening for residents inside a home.
Captain Justin Mains was on duty when he went to his personal truck behind the Guthrie Fire Department. That is when he heard a pop.
Mains saw flames and smoke coming from a home behind the station directly to the east. He quickly informed his fellow firefighters as they gathered their gear just before 9 p.m.
Firefighters found an exterior building behind the home — located at the corner of Perkins and Broad — on fire with flames and heavy smoke.
The fire had made its way to the back of the home, where it caused damage to the eaves and the back part of the structure.
Residents inside the home, including elderly people, were unaware of the situation.
Luckily, firefighters were able to keep the flames to the back of the home and kept everyone safe.
A situation that could have been much worse if not for Capt. Mains in the right place at the right time.