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Utah firefighters help man dressed as Santa after car fire

1 year 3 weeks 1 day ago December 25, 2015 Dec 25, 2015 Friday, December 25 2015 December 25, 2015 3:45 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Lone Peak Fire District / Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY - Firefighters called to a car fire in northern Utah got a big surprise Christmas morning when they discovered the stranded driver was Santa Claus on his way to deliver presents.

Lone Peak Fire District Battalion Chief Joseph McRae says Steve Macey, a Santa-for-hire dressed in a red suit and beard, wasn't injured but needed a ride.

McRae says Macey was on his way to hand out gifts at a home in Alpine, a city about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, when his car's transmission caught fire.

Crews extinguished the fire but the car was destroyed.

McRae says he gave Macey a ride to the appointment. After the Santa suit-clad Macey delivered presents to a child, he had someone pick him up from the Alpine home.

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