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Three Covington bystanders put out truck accident fire

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We have new information about the efforts of three men who leapt into action following a crash on Route 220 yesterday in Covington.

Doug Bowen, Josh Bush and Brian Hoke were all working at Pinehurst Exxon when they heard the tires of a truck coming to a screeching halt, then crashing into the back of a logging truck.

At first it was just a small fire but they say it soon erupted, so they grabbed three fire extinguishers without thinking twice.

"It's one of them things, you know, when you see somebody in trouble you got to help," explained Bowen, Co-owner of Pinehurst Exxon.

"The truck would have made it until the fire department got here. It was a matter of seconds before the whole thing would have been engulfed," Bush said, an employee.

"You don't have time to think about it. When there's a fire you do your best to try to help them out. I would hope somebody would do it for me if I was in that situation," Hoke said, a technician at Pinehurst Exxon.

All three of the men say they aren't heroes, but they have made a difference it what could have been a deadly accident.

The Covington Fire Department did thank the gentlemen for stepping in.

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