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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Firefighters are known for their heroics on the job, but on Saturday the bravery of three firefighters was needed before the work day even began.

Around 7:00 am, three St. Louis firefighters were all heading to work, all coming from different directions, when they all came upon a scary crash scene at Humboldt and Broadway in north St. Louis.

A car had crashed into a stoplight pole and caught fire. Three people were trapped in the car, one female and two male adults. Two of those people were on fire.

All three firefighters, identified at Frank Carter, Licole McKinney, and Vincent Smith, stopped. They had no equipment with them. With the help of other passersby, they rescued the driver and two passengers by using things like bricks and car jacks to break out the windows. Smith even used his own fleece jacket to put out the flames on the female victim.

All three victims were rushed to area hospitals. The female is in critical condition. The driver is listed in serious condition and the back seat passenger is in stable condition.