Frisco mayor becomes Good Samaritan, alerting homeowners of fire

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by STEVE STOLER

WFAA

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM

FRISCO - The Mayor of Frisco said he was just practicing what he preaches.

Mayor Maher Maso was on his way home from an appearance at a golf tournament, when he saw a troubling sight: smoke and flames coming from a house just off Custer Road. So, he went to check it out.

Maso saw flames shooting up from the the back of the house. As he ran to the front door, he could see the homeowners inside. Bob Pollock and his wife were watching their 18-month-old granddaughter.

"I think I scared them,” Maso said. “I knocked on the door really hard and said, 'You have a fire.'"

The mayor called 911 and urged the Pollocks to get out.

“I need you all to get out of the house right now,” Maso is heard telling the residents on the 911 call. “Do not go in the house.”

The mayor said he always urges citizens to take action if they see something that doesn’t look right. Maso took action Monday.

He picked up a garden house and doused the burning pool equipment, which came dangerously close to setting the roof and attic on fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire was out.

"He was the only one there who saw it,” said Frisco Fire Chief Mack Borchardt. “And we're left to wonder what would've happened had he not stopped and handle it in the fashion that he had."

Maso says he was just in the right place at the right time. But the fire chief said the mayor was the right person in the right place at the right time.

E-mail sstoler@wfaa.com

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