- The young boy is said to have heard the fire alarm at their home and worked so fast to help his siblings get out
- Many people lauded the young 11-year-old boy for his bravery and a number of videos have surfaced, covering the story
- The siblings were saved but the home was badly damaged with owners counting a R1 million loss
An 11-year-old boy from Douglas County, US has become an overnight internet sensation after saving his siblings from an inferno that had ragged their house.
The young boy whose name is still a mystery was lauded by many people on social media after he managed to save his siblings from death as an early morning fire ravaged their home. Wsbtv.com reported that the fire broke out at around 7.00 am on Sunday, July 4.
The family was lucky enough because staff from the Douglas County fire department arrived at the scene, Greenbrook Drive just in time to help put the fire off. According to reports, the fire officials arrived at the scene when the single-family home was about 50% engulfed in flames.
Luckily, five members of the family had successfully been evacuated from the burning house when investigators and the fire crew arrived. When help arrived, they learnt that the 11-year-old boy was the first person to hear the home's fire alarm and reacted accordingly.
Briefly News understands the home had working fire alarms that caught the attention of the child who swang into action. It was at that juncture when the young boy alerted his other siblings' ages 6, 8, 9 and 14, of the danger.
Fortunately, all the kids were able to get out of the house without any injuries. The kids were saved but the home was badly damaged with owners counting R1 624 500.96 of damages.
Briefly News understands the Douglas County fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire. This comes just days after Briefly News reported how a 4-year-old Florida girl saved her entire family and the home after a fire broke out.
Fox 2 Detroit reported that a Florida dad was over the moon after his 4-year-old daughter saved the family home after seeing a fire in the kitchen.
According to the father, named Daniel Patrick Jermyn, he had cooked lunch for his family and was preparing to go out when the fire broke out.
The dad said that his daughter, named Amelia, was in the living room just listening and dancing to songs from Frozen when she noticed some smoke in the kitchen.
Jermyn, the dad told the media that his daughter came looking for him and when she found him, she was quick to urge him to go and look at what was happening in the kitchen.
The dad said she could feel something was definitely not right by the way his daughter was acting.
"Hey dad, you have to come to look at this." the daughter shouted.
It was at that point when the dad rushed to the kitchen and found some of the appliances had caught fire.
Quickly, the dad grabbed the appliances and threw them in the backyard pool.
7-year-old boy Swims for 1 hour to save dad and sister, 4, after being stranded in raging waters
In a related article, Briefly News reported that Steven Poust was enjoying a boating outing with his two children, Chase, 7, and Abigail, 4, on the St Johns River in Jacksonville, Kentucky when things took a dramatic turn.
According to Steven, he had tethered his boat to an anchor when four-year-old Abigail was thrown overboard as strong currents rocked their vessel. When Poust jumped into the water to save his children, he instructed seven-year-old Chase to swim back to the shore while he struggled to go after Abigail.
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