A lot of our news tends to be very “legend”-centric, because legends are, well, legendary – but a lot of those legends tend to be the kind that made like big supercuts of shit that happened in Seinfeld or did pranks on live TV.

So it’s a bit refreshing when the titular legend does something incredibly badass, like pulling an old lady out of her burning house, which is exactly what everyday hero Robert Gorcan did this afternoon.

Straight Up Legend Pulls 92-Year-Old Woman From Burning House In Sydney

Gorcan was driving through Auburn in Sydney‘s Western suburbs when he saw smoke rising from a house on Alice St and pulled over. Hearing the occupant yelling out that she was trapped inside, he ripped the screen door off, went in and pulled her out, having to close his eyes due to the thickness of the smoke:

“I ripped the screen door off, started walking into the house … the house was full of black smoke, couldn’t see where I was going, so I was just feeling my way through the house.”

The 92-year-old woman was safely removed from the home, although in a state of shock (because, duh) and will remain in hospital overnight to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters managed to stop the fire from spreading to nearby properties but, tragically, the house has been deemed unsafe to live in, and without insurance, the woman will be forced to move into a nursing home.

Gorcan is being recommended for a bravery award, which seems well bloody deserved. Nice one, mate.

Source and photo: 7 News.