Durango man honored for saving two people in townhouse fire

Tercero Townhouse fire. Courtesy David Torres

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A Durango man has been honored for giving his life to save three others trapped by a fire.

In June, the fire broke out in the middle of a townhouse unit and quickly spread to others.

The fire destroyed much of the Tercero Townhouse Complex on West Third Avenue.

Kevin Abeyta, 24, later died in the fire.

The Durango City Council says Abeyta got out safely but went back into the blaze to help people. They say he saved a mother and two children.

Through a resolution, the city council recognized him as a hero for his selfless act of kindness.

His family got a standing ovation a received a certificate, marking the resolution.

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