A Connecticut man is getting the credit he deserves after performing a heroic act earlier this month. Edward Cyr was on his way to dinner with his wife when he came upon a horrific scene: a burning car with someone inside.
The Stafford Fire Department, which is located on the northern border of Connecticut and Massachusetts, posted a video to their Facebook page showing how Cyr pulled over to save the man, Glenwood Little.
According to The Stafford Fire Department No. 1, Cyr was going southbound on River Road at around 6:50 p.m. when he drove over the train tracks near the Stafford Town Hall and witnessed a car burst into flames. In the video, it looks like the car just spontaneously bursts into flames. Cyr runs from his car and with no hesitation takes control of the situation.
“For him to do what he did, you know I’m here to spend a little bit more time with my grandchildren,” Little told NBC. Little said he was on his way home with gas cans for his generator when he heard what he thought was a leak.
“I heard the can and I hear this ‘doosh, doosh.’ like the gas is leaking out and like I said I had a cigarette going, next thing I know, boom!” he said.
On November 1st at approximately 6:50 PM an incredible act of bravery was performed. What looked to be a basic night out for dinner with his wife, Edward Cyr performed a very heroic act. Without regard for his own safety, he pulled the driver from a burning car which just exploded as he turned the corner. You saved Mr. Glennwood Little from burning inside his vehicle. Words can't describe this act. It was captured on a security camera video off the Stafford Town Hall. Mr Cyr, you are a hero.Chief David LuciaPosted by Stafford Fire Department No.1, Inc. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Little said he remembers seeing a bright yellow color and he could feel the heat across his body. He tried to escape but struggled with his seatbelt.
“All of a sudden the door opens up, I didn’t even see the guy come to the door, he opens it up and he reaches in and he gets my seatbelt off,” he explained. “My coat and my hat was in flames and he ripped the hat off and my coat and as he took me out I went right into the back of the ambulance.”
Little was taken to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
“You saved Mr. Glennwood Little from burning inside his vehicle. Words can’t describe this act,” Lucia said.”Mr. Cyr, you are a hero.”