福建省罗源一中2018届高三5月校考(3)
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  Matthew Layton was 20 minutes from home in Sevierville, Tennessee, on a cold November night in 2016 when he got a cell phone call from his mother. "The mountain’s on fire,” she screamed, “and Brian’s up there!”

  Layton’s family owned a dozen rental cabins(小屋) on Shields Mountain, and Layton’s friend and fellow rental-cabin owner, Brian McGee, age 56, was up there trying to put the fire out by himself. Layton, 32, hit the gas. He lived on the mountain too.

  Layton turned around and headed for a dirt road. He made it about halfway up the steep, winding path before his front-wheel-drive car gave up. He called McGee, who drove down in his pickup so they could fight the fire together.

  They headed first to Layton’s rental cabins. “I wanted to make sure our guests were gone. They were,” says Layton. At that point, he had a choice: try to save his cabins or rescue people renting other cabins nearby. “On the mountain, you don't have many locals. They’re mostly tourists who don’t know their way around,” he says.

  Over the next two hours, the two friends drove through the smoky mountain, knocking on doors and leading panicked people to safety. “I know that mountain so well,” Layton says, “I could drive and know exactly where I am just by time traveled.” Thanks to their brave and immediate action, the two helped 14 people out of the danger.

  Fourteen people died that night in Sevier County. But the fire didn’t take away a single life on Shields Mountain. And though his home and business were destroyed, Layton remains calm. “I wasn’t worried about my loss, not when I saw those families trapped on the mountain,” he says, “I knew I was gonna help them.”

  24. Where was Layton when the fire broke out?

  A. Visiting his mother. B. Away from his home.

  C. Heading for the cabins. D. Driving on a dirt road.

  25. What can we learn from Para.2-3?

  A. Layton’s car broke down halfway.

  B. Brian was in charge of Layton’s cabins.

  C. Layton picked up Brian on the path.

  D. Brian lived in the mountain alone.

  26. Why could the two friends rescue the people?

  A. They put out the fire before it spread. B. They turned to locals for help.

  C. Layton was familiar with the area. D. Brian gave up his own cabins.

  27. What did Layton mean in the last paragraph?

  A. He blamed himself. B. He suffered a lot. C. He was relieved. D. He felt sorry.

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