While on patrol early Christmas morning, a San Diego County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy rescued a family of five from a burning home after smelling smoke, reports the Union-Tribune.
The smell of smoke led Dep. Mike Cruz to the La Presa neighborhood of East County where he found a garage on fire shortly after 4:30 a.m.
Cruz then banged on the door and got the five sleeping family members out of the burning house.
Read the full story at SignOnSanDiego.com.