( 4UMF NEWS ) 12-Year-Old Saves Family From Fire:
“He told me, ‘I don’t want to be famous, I just wanted to save my family,’” Cri Jackson told the Daily News. “He doesn’t even realize what he’s done…He’s a hero.”
Justin Allen ran into the house several times to bring out his three younger brothers and his 3-year-old sister as the fire consumed their home in Milton around 2 a.m., Cri said in a phone interview.
“He made a total of three trips,” she said. “Not one, not two, but three trips into that burning house.”
During the second trip, he stopped to use the phone and call his mother, Cri said. In another, he opened the back door to let out their four dogs. Unfortunately, two of the dogs died and another is missing.
“They may have run back into the house, we’re not sure,” she said.
It is unclear what caused the fire that destroy the home in Milton, Fla.
It is unclear what started the fire.
A storm had knocked the power out in the neighborhood Saturday night, according to the Pensacola News Journal, which first reported the story. As a result, Justin had lit several candles in the house.
However, Cri said neighbors reported hearing a loud boom shortly before the blaze broke out, suggesting lightning could be to blame.
Fire officials told the Daily News it could be several days before the cause for the blaze could be determined.