A TASMANIAN postie, Mark Gray has been hailed a hero after saving a man and his one-year-old daughter from their burning house as he was on his morning round. The postie has been employed with Australia Post for almost 10 years and advised he has never had a more eventful day as a postman. He pulled up to the letterbox to deliver mail and could smell smoke and presumed someone was burning rubbish off in their back yard. He could see through a window into the backyard and spotted flames. He then noticed the back of the house was on fire.
With quick action he knocked on the front door and when no one answered he checked the door handle and realised it was open so push it ajar and started yelling out is anyone at home. When the resident did appear he alert him to the fire.
The resident was unaware of the fire as he was at the other end of the house and had a 12 month old sleeping in another room.
With the postie fast action he called the Tasmania Fire service and grabbed a garden house to fight the flames which is what helped save the family home. The home owner had only moved into the residence that weekend. He was very grateful and could not thank the postie enough. If the fast actions of the postie did not happen then the house would have burnt to the ground. Well done to Tasmania’s hero postie.