‘I was scared but I didn’t want my sister to die’, says Eli who bravely saved his sister from their burning house. Eli's father is really proud of his valiant son for saving their 22-month-old daughter, he said, "We couldn't be more proud of Eli. He did something a grown man wouldn't do."
On Tuesday night, December 15, a house in New Tazewell, Tennessee, caught fire and got completely destroyed. Luckily, the family came out safely.
The family's son, a seven-year-old boy heroically saved his little sister's life by climbing through a window into her room after their house caught fire.
Nicole Davidson, the mother, said something woke her in the middle of the night. Nicole saw smoke and flames in the house. She and her husband Chris are former firefighters and so sprang into action immediately.
Nicole informed that Chris grabbed the fire extinguisher so they could save their kids. The boys' room was nearest to the fire and so Nicole quickly grabbed them. Their daughter's bedroom was across the living room which was filled with flames. The only way to rescue their 22-month-old daughter was from outside!
Once the parents and two sons were outside, Chris quickly helped one of their sons, Eli, to enter the baby's bedroom through the window. Eli went into the bedroom and grabbed the baby from her crib, handing her out through the window safely.
Eli said: "Dad busted the window and then I said, 'I can't do it,' like two times, and then I said, 'I got her dad'.
"And when we went down there, I said 'I was scared but I didn't want my sister to die'
Chris said: "The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her.
The house was totally destroyed, three of their cars were also damaged but thankfully, with the selfless act of bravery by the seven-year-old Eli, the family got out in time, safe and sound!
Chris said: "We lost everything that we have ever had. "Our entire lives were in that home. Our three cars were also damaged in the fire.
"It's devastating. We have nothing." As yet, the cause of the blaze has not been determined, but fire officials suspect it was an electrical fire.
Article source: wvlt.tv