Through the smoke and flames, Kyle Christensen found the man he was looking for at the bottom of the basement stairs.
Ammunition was heating up and going off, but the Roy officer pulled the man out of the basement and — with the help of a second officer — out of the burning house.
And his heroism has not gone unnoticed. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced Tuesday that it will award Christensen the Carnegie Medal, which is given to people who risk their lives to save others. Nineteen others will also receive the distinction.
The commission, named after philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, investigates stories of heroism, and awards medals and cash several times a year.