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A DELIVERY DRIVER from Perth has been hailed a hero after pulling several residents, including a disabled woman, to safety from a flat fire.

Brian Provan “went into auto pilot” when he saw smoke coming out of the flat during his rounds.

The 43 year old Parcelforce driver smashed down the door of the ground floor flat to rescue disabled Kirsty Adam, 33.

“I was driving down the road and saw the smoke coming out the flat,” said Brian. “I just pulled in like a maddy and booted down the door.

“I saw Kirsty and realised she only had one leg but I managed to pull her out. I then went through the other flats to make sure everyone was out.”

“He saved my life,” said Kirsty.  “I am totally grateful to that man. If it hadn¹t been for him that whole block could have gone up.”

Parcelforce Worldwide Perth Depot manager, Mel Clark, said:  “Brian is an excellent employee. Everyone at Parcelforce Worldwide is very proud of Brian”.

“Our people make deliveries across the UK and they are often first at the scene in cases of fire, road accidents, and robbery, and instinctively get involved. It is no surprise at all that Brian has done something so selfless.”

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