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12-year-old girl’s brave, quick response saves family from fire

An entire family was saved from a burning house in Oklahoma – all thanks to a 12-year-old girl. The local fire department hails her as a hero. Not much remains of the couch Deysi Aguirre was sleeping on when it all caught fire. “I heard it all first,” he said. Sparks from a nearby electrical wire woke her from a peaceful sleep. The flames spread to the side table and sofa. “I started screaming my aunt’s name,” she said. Quickly on her feet, she grabbed what was most important to her – her family. “I can’t remember what I was thinking, but I was just trying to get them out,” he said. He rescued three brothers and three cousins, who were all sleeping in the next room. He woke them up and ran to a neighbor’s house. “She is an amazing little girl. She’s way beyond her years,” said Lt. Dylan Abner with the Clinton Fire Department. Aguirre is the first to receive an award from the fire department. “We put together the Clinton Fire Department’s award for courage and bravery. It’s just something we felt we had to do for her,” Abner said. “Everyone told me I’m a hero. I feel good because I saved my family,” Aguirre said.

An entire family was saved from a burning house in Oklahoma – all thanks to a 12-year-old girl.

The local fire department hails her as a hero.

Not much remains of the couch Deysi Aguirre was sleeping on when it all caught fire.

“I heard them first,” he said.

Sparks from a nearby electrical wire woke her from a peaceful sleep. The flames spread to the side table and sofa.

“I started screaming my aunt’s name,” she said.

Quick on her feet, she grabbed what was most important to her – her family.

“I can’t remember what I was thinking, but I was just trying to get them out,” he said.

He rescued three brothers and three cousins, who were all sleeping in the next room. He woke them up and ran to a neighbor’s house.

“She is an amazing little girl. She’s way beyond her years,” said Lt. Dylan Abner with the Clinton Fire Department.

Aguirre is the first to receive an award from the fire department.

“We put together the Clinton Fire Department’s Courage and Bravery Award. It’s just something we felt we had to do for her,” Abner said.

“Everyone told me I was a hero. I feel good because I saved my family,” Aguirre said.

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