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Silver Minings: Former Raider Brandon Bair saves man after fiery train crash

What an incredible story of heroism

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Although he’s a Raider you probably don’t remember, he was in the news for an amazing reason. Brandon Bair saved a man from a flaming semi truck minutes after it had been struck by a train, according to an ESPN article.

According to the article, Bair said he was driving on Highway 20 in St. Anthony, Idaho, on Thursday when he saw a train plow into a semi which immediately led to an explosion. Bair then called 911 after seeing it, but then ran towards the truck after hearing a voice calling for help.

“It was a conscious decision that I’m going in because he needs help right now,” Bair told East Idaho News. “I ran up to the window and saw dripping, hot flames all over inside of the truck. I could see a guy in a seatbelt and was able to reach in and get it off of him. He was talking, and I told him we had to get out of here now.”

From the article:

Bair said he climbed halfway into the wreckage and pulled 25-year-old Steven Jenson out through a rear window between the passenger seat and the driver’s seat, saving his life. Jenson’s life was saved, and he’s currently in stable condition. was airlifted to an area hospital and was in a stable condition as of Friday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

“We walked away, and within seconds, the fire on the roof fell down inside, and the whole seat and cab went up in flames,” Bair said. “A few minutes later, there were a couple big booms and explosions.”

Bair was with the Raiders in 2012. He never appeared in a game.

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