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Glendora : Neighbors to Honor Teen

January 05, 1989

The neighbors of Charles Collins, a 16-year-old who helped extinguish a rooftop fire during December's high winds, plan to present him a plaque in honor of his courage.

About 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Collins noticed that the wind had caused some power lines to snap, setting trees on fire and causing a fire on the roof of Roger and Becky Tschirgi's home. The Tschirgis were not home at the time.

Collins, along with neighbor William Capp, watered down hot spots on the roof for about half an hour. County fire crews arrived about 10 minutes later. Although the roof had to be replaced, the house escaped major damage. No date has been set for the ceremony honoring Collins.

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