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California firefighters help man who collapsed while mowing lawn — then finish his yard work

Part of the job description it is not, but some firefighters from Corona, California, chipped in on yard work earlier this week, sweeping away grass clippings for a man who collapsed while mowing his lawn.

The firefighters were called to the scene to assist, and once they had stabilized the man and ensured he was in an ambulance bound for the hospital, they turned their attention to cleaning up the man's yard.

"We look after our community — it’s pretty tightly knit," Lynn Mata, a spokeswoman for the Corona Fire Department, said.

A photo of the firefighters' efforts, which the department posted on its Facebook page, quickly gained thousands of "likes" from people praising the kind gesture. As for the man, officials say his condition is improving.