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Boy Saves Brothers From House Fire
FOREST CITY (AP) - A Forest City boy is being credited with saving the lives of his two younger siblings from a fire that swept through the second floor his family's home.
Twelve-year-old Dominic Tindall late Sunday led his two younger brothers, six and seven years old, from a smoke-filled second floor to safety after a fire broke out in a bedroom.
According to Forest City Assistant Fire Chief Jim Schaumberg, Dominic heard a pop, smelled smoke and then crawled under the smoke to awake his brothers. He said it was amazing the boy did exactly what he was supposed to do. Schaumberg called Dominic effort heroic.
Shawn Keeper said she had just left for a walk when a neighbor called to tell her the house was afire. She said she don't think she's ever run so fast. She added her family was proud of Dominic.