Blaze postie says: I’m no hero

09/01/2012 pic lisa ferguson'John McClelland, postman who rescued a mum and son from house fire.

09/01/2012 pic lisa ferguson'John McClelland, postman who rescued a mum and son from house fire.

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A QUICK-THINKING postman who averted a blaze tragedy said: “Please don’t call me a hero.”

John McClelland said modestly: “It was an instant reaction.”

John smelled burning in a house while on his rounds and managed to alert two people sleeping inside.

He was praised by Royal Mail bosses for his public-spirited actions.

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