5-year-old hero from Georgia rescues family and dog from fire
On Friday, the 5-year-old Noah Woods will be officially awarded for heroism and composure in an extremely dangerous situation. According to official information, the overloaded outlet in the boy’s room flashed when he was sleeping, despite the danger Noah managed to get his little sister out of the burning house.
After a couple of moments, the young hero again went to the burning house for a pet and also pulled the dog to a safe place.
The incident occurred on Sunday in Bartow County, Georgia. After the 2-year-old sister and dog were rescued. Noah rushed to the neighboring house for help. A few minutes later, the remaining six family members were awakened and rescued.
“We’ve seen children alert their families before,” Bartow County Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison told CNN. “But for a 5-year-old to be alert enough to do this … that’s pretty extraordinary.”
From a message on GoFundMe published by Noah’s grandfather, it became known that the house was completely burned down. And through this message, the family asks for help, because they will spend the next few months at the motel.
“By the grace of God, all nine of our loved ones were able to get out of our home,” говорится на страничке. “Unfortunately, our home was a total loss. Due to a recent lapse in our home insurance, this has made a difficult situation a little worse. We are planning to rebuild and will likely need to stay in a motel for some time and likely rent a small house while we work to earn funding and build. It s difficult for us to ask for help from our community however, we know this feat is too great for us to achieve alone.”
WREG News Channel 3 reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will give Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison with a letter he will read at the award ceremony.