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Boy Saves Family In House Fire

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"I smelled smoke, and the I looked out of my bunk head and saw fire." That's 8-year-old Nicco, explaining how he woke up in the middle of the night and realized their home was on fire. 

"It was by my uncle's bed, the flames," he adds, "and I started yelling, uncle get up! Fire! Fire!"

That started waking up the rest of the family, all deeply asleep. The fire alarms were not working, and the flames were spreading quickly through the upstairs rooms.

"If Nicco had not woken me up," says his 9 year old sister, Lily, "I'd be in a hospital with third degree burns, or my parents would be arranging my funeral". She is still shaky. So is Nicco, who are staying with family. They managed to get out all six adults in the house, including the grandparents and an uncle who was sleeping right next to where the fire started, which was an electrical outlet overloaded with mobile phones and other devices. 

"He saved all our lives," says the children's mother, Alicia. "We lost stuff, it's just stuff, when you think about what could have happened."

What did you learn? I ask the very bright siblings.

"Fire is no joke" says Lily, while her brother chimes in I with, "Check the batteries of alarms often, and replace them every year, and have the escape plan ready!"

Oh, we all say at the same time: don't overload your electrical outlets with every cell phone, iPad and whatever other devices are in the house.

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