4-Year-Old Saves Family From House Fire

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“I was called the hero yesterday after I called Paw-Paw when there was a fire,” 4-year-old Adrian Dean said.

To his family not only is Adrian considered a spunky child, he’s their hero.

Saturday morning he saved his grandparents and little brother from a house fire.

“This one here come running down the hallway, holler Paw-Paw fire and he done that about three times until he woke up Maw-Maw,” Adrian’s grandfather, Billy Allen, said. “Maw-Maw woke me up and told me the house was on fire, she couldn’t even see me through the smoke.”

Allen said his wife moved swiftly to get the child to safety.

“She picked him up with the butt in one hand and the head in another and shoved him out the window and told him go get momma,” he added.

“It went to the ceiling,” Adrian said, referring to the blazing flames.

Yet, Adrian’s 2-year-old brother, Damien, was still inside. Allen said he faced the flames to get his grandson out alive.

Third-degree burns now cover parts of his body, a reminder of what could have happened. 

“Everyone out at the hospital kept on wanting to call me the hero and I kept telling them, no I’m not the hero, that one there is the hero ‘cuz if it wasn’t for him,” Allen said. 

The Allen’s home has been reduced to charred debris and they are homeless, but they said they aren’t letting this get them down.

Because while their material possessions might be gone, Allen said that his family is irreplaceable. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help raise money for the Allen’s. To donate visit the page here– https://www.gofundme.com/wheelerallen-house-fire .

Family members are accepting donations for toys. They said Damien likes trains and Adrian likes Batman and cars. 

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