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Heroes honored at Burn Institute's award ceremony

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Burn Institute held their annual Spirit of Courage awards, honoring the heroes who risk their lives to save others from fire.

News 8's Barbara Lee Edwards had the honor of emceeing the event Thursday, May 24 and giving out one of the night's awards.

The event is now in its 40th year.

The Burn Institute's Executive Director says each year brings remarkable stories of exceptional courage and heroic efforts:

"We honor the best of the best. People who risk their life to save somebody else. They go into burning buildings, they save people they don't know, they crawl into burning cars and they are all heroes."

There were empty seats at the back of the ballroom that were reserved for firefighters who been called out to the brush fire near Julian.

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