TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Two Baltimore County workers were honored Tuesday for helping save a man from a Parkville house fire in February.

Mary Bubala reports the two Department of Public Works employees made a decision to enter a burning home and save a life.

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The County Executive awarded the men hero pins for their efforts.

“I went up two steps and asked if anyone was in there. Some old guy said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘The house is on fire, you have to get out,'” said Gus Weisenborn.

“Everybody needs help, sooner or later,” said Cameron Stone.

Stone and Weisenborn went beyond their call of duty to save the man’s life. Their families are so proud.

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“An average, everyday hero,” said Cody Stone, hero’s son.

“He’s my hero, and I am proud of him,” said Noah Stone, hero’s son.

“Yeah, that makes me feel real good,” said Cameron Stone.

But these guys are reluctant heroes.

“I was getting ready for work when he came home. He didn’t even tell me what happened until later. It’s like it came natural,” said Danielle Weisenborn, hero’s daughter.

“We just did what we had to do at the time and we didn’t think it would go like this. You just try to help whoever you can,” said Gus Weisenborn.   

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The two heroes took the day off Tuesday to celebrate with their families. They are stationed at the DPW Highway Shop in White Marsh/Perry Hall.