Mitchell Wood, the owner of Powerwash Bros in Morgantown, West Virginia, became an unexpected hero when he used his power washing equipment to extinguish a brush fire that broke out in Fairmont. While driving back from a job, he noticed a massive cloud of smoke near one of his customers' houses and decided to take action.
Wood quickly joined the property owner, who was already trying to fight the fire, and used his pressure washer to douse the flames. The fire, which initially started with a few sticks, had spread to almost half an acre, but Wood managed to put it out in about an hour and a half.
Having been in the power washing business for about a decade, Wood had always dreamed of using his power washer to put out a fire. He says that he saw a similar incident on the news years ago and he was glad to have the opportunity to make a real difference. Wood’s timely intervention prevented the need for the fire department to be called and stopped the fire from spreading and causing even more damage.