6-year-old boy credited for alerting family of house fire

KSHB – December 26, 2013


A six-year-old boy is credited for saving his family from a house fire early Thursday morning.

It happened just before 4 a.m. Thursday near South 42  ndand Douglas St. in Kansas City, Kan.

Fire Department PIO Deputy Chief Craig Duke told 41 Action News the family was alerted after the 6-year-old, who was asleep on the couch, smelled smoke.

Duke said the family has a smoke detection system through ADT; however, they were not alerted by the system.

The family was able to evacuate and run to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Several pumpers were called to the scene as the fire quickly spread.

The house is a total loss. They also lost a dog in the fire.

Four of the family’s other children were not home of the time of the fire. Red Cross has been called to assist the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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