Dallas Firefighter Recognized For Saving Life Of Burning Woman

Austin York
December 02, 2019 - 6:15 pm
Dallas Fireman

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DALLAS (KRLD) - A Dallas firefighter has been recognized, for saving the life of a woman who had been set on fire.

Danyeil Townzen was doused with kerosene and set on fire with a blow torch during a fight with her ex-boyfriend.

Firefighter Pete Hartnett was the first on the scene, throwing his coat over Townzen and smothering the flames.

Townzen says his actions that night, saved her life.

"I don't know even know how to thank him. I tried to find a card, but Hallmark doesn't make a card that says thank you for saving my life," says Townzen.

Harnett says he's inspired by Townzen.

"She told me that she wanted to live and it made me feel good. She's a fighter, just to be where she is. It's incredible," says Harnett.

Townzen's ex-boyfriend was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.