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Mass. Lt. Gov. pulls kids from burning van

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January 5, 2011

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WORCESTER, Mass.—This wasn't part of the job description when Timothy Murray was voted lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.

Murray is being hailed for pulling two children out of a burning minivan in Worcester.

Murray was driving through his home town at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday when he noticed that one of the parked minivan's tires was ablaze.

He stopped and called 911, then heard someone yell that there were children inside. Murray helped the children out of the van and brought them to their grandmother, who had been driving.

Firefighters arrived seconds later to put out the blaze in the left front wheel well.

Murray tells The Telegram & Gazette that he just did what anyone would have done in the situation.