A Spokane County firefighter's wife is up for the for the title of Hero of the Year following her life saving efforts back in February.
"I don't feel like a hero," Rachelle Flatt said on Wednesday. "It's a humbling experience for sure, just to be recognized for that."
Rachelle was just getting ready to go to bed on February 18 when she saw and orange glow coming from her porch. Moments later, she was scrambling to find her three toddlers in their Spokane Valley home that was fully engulfed in flames. The mom took their middle child, 4-year-old Claire out first, then went back in for the youngest, 1-year-old Cecilia. Her second and final trip would be to find the oldest, 7-year-old Owen.
"I don't know why but I grabbed them each one by one," Rachelle said. "Going back for my last one was really difficult, we barely got out."
Her husband, Pete was at work when he got the call that his home was on fire. When he arrived on scene, he found his wife on a stretcher and the children unharmed.
"It's a really fortunate thing," Pete Flatt said. "We're really lucky."