logo

Boy, 9, hailed a hero after saving his family from a burning house

author
Jul 05, 2018
01:33 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

This young boy had been at home with his mother and three siblings when he went outside just in time to notice that the house was actually on fire.

Advertisement

9-year-old Luke from Marysville, California, has been hailed a hero after he managed to get his mother and 3 younger siblings out of their house after he discovered that the porch and side of the building had gone up in flames.

As reported by CBS Sacramento, when Luke went outside, he noticed the flames licking up the side of the building, and rushed back into the house to make sure everyone else got out in time.

His 5-year-old brother and two infant siblings were also in the house with his mother at the time. Two of the children are foster children. Luke quickly grabbed his infant sister as he shouted for everyone to get out, and his mother carried the other two out.

Advertisement

In between carrying his sister out, Luke also managed to call 911 to get the emergency services on the scene.

The house was rented to Luke's mother by her uncle, Butch Gregory, who had high praises for his great-nephew for his quick thinking action.

Advertisement

“If it wasn’t for him, it wouldn’t have turned out as well as it did,” Gregory said.

Tony Cuppoletti with Marysville Fire also praised the young boy for saving his family.

Gregory asked Luke how he had known what to do, and was surprised by the boy's response.

Source: YouTube/CBS Sacramento

Source: YouTube/CBS Sacramento

“I asked him how he knew what to do, and he said that’s what they taught him in 1st grade — to take the little ones out and go in the opposite way of the fire,” Gregory explained.

While the family had to leave everything behind as they escaped the fire, their belongings are easily replaced. Gregory even said that the first thing he would get Luke would be literally anything the boy requested.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and is under investigation by the authorities. In the meantime, Luke, his mother, and his siblings, are staying with family.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Childless Woman Returns from a Business Trip a Day Early and Finds a Baby in Her House – Story of the Day

February 04, 2022

Woman Takes Bullet for Stranger’s Son, His Dad Attends Funeral and Meets 9 Crying Kids There — Story of the Day

March 23, 2022

Woman Learns of Son’s Disappearance after He Went Camping with Stepfather Who Doesn’t Like Him – Story of the Day

May 14, 2022

Elderly Mom Asks Son to Visit, He Does 2 Years Later and Finds a Gravesite Instead of Her Home — Story of the Day

May 10, 2022

Man Drags Friend on Wheelchair to Top of Mountain So He Can Scatter His Wife’s Ashes – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022

Old Lady Adopts Lost Little Boy with Note in His Pocket, His Mother Returns after 13 Years – Story of the Day

March 25, 2022

Firefighter Saves then Adopts Orphan Boy who Finds Mom’s Photo in Father’s Room 40 Years Later – Story of the Day

February 27, 2022

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Man Hears Dog Barking in Front of His House Every Day, Sees Photo of His Grandma on Dog’s Collar — Story of the Day

May 05, 2022

Homeless Old Lady Takes Down 3 Thieves at Once after They Threaten Little Boy's Life — Story of the Day

January 25, 2022

2-Year-Old Boy Saves Family of 7 from a Deadly House Fire

February 15, 2022

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Rich Old Man Dresses up as a Pauper to Check on His Five-Star Hotel Staff – Story of the Day

February 15, 2022