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Boy Credited with Saving Lives in Fire

(Kingsford Heights, IN) - A five-year old boy is credited with saving the lives of his siblings and other family members in a Monday morning house fire in LaPorte County.

Firefighters before 9 a.m. responded to 417 Dartmoor Road in Kingsford Heights.

Joyce Wilson says she and her husband, Bob, were sleeping when her great grandson, Braxton Hill, woke them up before the smoke detector inside their home started going off.

“He saved everybody.  He saved the day,” Mrs. Wilson said.

After opening her eyes, Mrs. Wilson said she made her way through smoke from the main level of the home to the basement where Braxton’s bed was totally ablaze.

“I’m glad he came up and got me,” she said.

Mrs. Wilson said her grandson and his six children also live at the residence.

Denny Masek, assistant chief of the Kingsford-Union Volunteer Fire Department, said everyone inside made it outside on their own without injury.

“He pretty much saved everybody in the house.  It could have been much worse,” Masek said.

Masek said the flames spread to another bedroom on the main floor of the ranch style home.   

He said the cause was under investigation.

Firefighters from Kingsbury, Scipio Township, Noble Township, Pleasant Township and Hanna assisted in putting out the fire.

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