Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has been hailed a hero after he prevented a massive fire by alerting authorities to smoke at a recent concert.
The singer had arrived at England's Reading festival on Saturday (23Aug08), where he was due to play a gig with his band Babyshambles, when he spotted smoke billowing from a parking lot.
He proceeded to phone the fire department to report the blaze - to the amazement of onlookers.
One witness tells British newspaper The Daily Star, "It was thanks to him that the fire did not spread any further.
"I was amazed - I've never seen him move so fast. He's the last person you'd expect to have such a lightning reaction to anything, unless it was illegal. But he stopped the situation from getting any worse."
Nineteen cars were damaged in the blaze but no one was hurt.