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Hero boy, five, pulls his toddler sister from a house fire

A five-year-old boy has been hailed a hero for pulling his toddler sister through the window of their burning bedroom before going back in to rescue his dog – and raising the alarm to wake his sleeping family.

Noah Wood, from Bartow County, Georgia, saved seven relatives from the blaze at their home in Kingston Sunday morning.

His quick thinking meant everyone escaped relatively unscathed, with the boy only suffering a minor burn mark to his wrist and the others choking on smoke.

The youngster first saved his sister Lily, two, who was in the same room, before bravely going back into the burning house to get the family dog. With the help of his uncle, he then raised the alarm to save the rest of his family. 

Grandfather David Wood said: ‘If it wasn’t for Noah, I mean, we were all asleep, so we wouldn’t have known what was going on. We could’ve all lost our lives,’ according to WSB.

Noah Wood, from Bartow County, Georgia, has been hailed a hero for evacuating his toddler sister through the window of their burning bedroom

Noah Wood, from Bartow County, Georgia, has been hailed a hero for evacuating his toddler sister through the window of their burning bedroom

Noah Wood, from Bartow County, Georgia, has been hailed a hero for evacuating his toddler sister through the window of their burning bedroom

Noah leaped into action and scooped up both his two-year-old sister Lily (pictured) and his dog as the flames began to spread

Noah leaped into action and scooped up both his two-year-old sister Lily (pictured) and his dog as the flames began to spread

Noah leaped into action and scooped up both his two-year-old sister Lily (pictured) and his dog as the flames began to spread

Scorch marks lay bare the extent of the fire's damage, prompting the family to appeal for public donations as they had not updated their insurance

Scorch marks lay bare the extent of the fire's damage, prompting the family to appeal for public donations as they had not updated their insurance

Scorch marks lay bare the extent of the fire’s damage, prompting the family to appeal for public donations as they had not updated their insurance

After carrying his little sister to safety outside through his ground floor window, he ran back next door to alert his uncle Josh.

The two of them raised their remaining relatives who were dozing upstairs in the burning building, unaware of the growing peril. 

Speaking after Bartow County fire crews had extinguished the blaze, Noah humbly downplayed his feat and said: ‘I picked Lily up, got to the window with Lily, got the dog and got out. That’s it.’ 

The youngster said he did not know how the fire ignited, but investigators later said the cause was electrical.

Today, Noah is being named an honorary firefighter and will receive a lifesavers award from his efforts.

After carrying them to safety outside through his ground floor window, he ran back next door to alert his uncle Josh. The two of them raised their remaining relatives who were dozing upstairs in the burning building, unaware of the growing peril

After carrying them to safety outside through his ground floor window, he ran back next door to alert his uncle Josh. The two of them raised their remaining relatives who were dozing upstairs in the burning building, unaware of the growing peril

After carrying them to safety outside through his ground floor window, he ran back next door to alert his uncle Josh. The two of them raised their remaining relatives who were dozing upstairs in the burning building, unaware of the growing peril

His quick thinking meant everyone escaped relatively unscathed, with the boy only suffering a minor burn mark to his wrist (pictured) and the others choking on smoke

His quick thinking meant everyone escaped relatively unscathed, with the boy only suffering a minor burn mark to his wrist (pictured) and the others choking on smoke

His quick thinking meant everyone escaped relatively unscathed, with the boy only suffering a minor burn mark to his wrist (pictured) and the others choking on smoke

Grandfather David Wood said Noah's actions saved their lives, as they were fast asleep

Grandfather David Wood said Noah's actions saved their lives, as they were fast asleep

Grandfather David Wood said Noah’s actions saved their lives, as they were fast asleep

Local fire chief Dwayne Jamison told CNN: ‘We’ve seen children alert their families before.

‘But for a 5-year-old to be alert enough to do this, that’s pretty extraordinary.’

Scorch marks lay bare the extent of the fire’s damage, prompting the family to appeal for public donations as they had not updated their insurance.

David said on GoFundMe page: ‘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.’ 

Source: dailymail US

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