Nova Scotia man who rescued elderly woman from fire to be honoured in Ottawa

A Nova Scotia man who will receive an award from the Governor General says he's overwhelmed by the attention he's received since he saved his neighbour's life over a year ago.

Travis Wolfe, 26, of the small village of Port Joli, N.S., will receive a Medal of Bravery from Julie Payette for rescuing his elderly neighbour from her burning home in February 2017.

Wolfe says he was clearing snow from his grandfather's driveway when an overheated generator exploded at his neighbour's home over the hill, igniting a blaze that quickly engulfed part of the house.

He ran through waist-deep snow to the home, where he kicked open the front door, found an elderly woman, and carried her to safety. A second victim did not survive.

Wolfe, who has already received a medal of bravery in Nova Scotia and has been hailed as a hero by his community, says he doesn't feel like a hero, adding that he would hope someone would do the same for him if he was in a similar situation

Wolfe will pick up his medal at a ceremony Tuesday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.