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7-Year-Old Hears Smoke Alarm Beep While Family Is Fast Asleep, Then Sprints To His Mom’s Room

by Olivia Jakiel

A 7-year-old boy from Honesdale, Pennsylvania, is being called a hero after saving his sleeping family, along with their neighbors, from a house fire.

Dylan Fuller was sleeping in the room he shares with his 12-year-old brother when he heard the smoke alarm start beeping just before midnight. The quick-thinking second grader got out of bed, ran to his mother’s room, and told her about the noise.

“He’s like waking me up, ‘Mom! Can you shut that noise off!’ and I’m like ‘That’s the fire alarm,’ and that’s when, at that point, I could hear popping,” his mother, Melanie Deighton, told reporters.

The flames started due to an electrical fire — in Dylan and his brother’s room, no less — and the 7-year-old’s fast actions most definitely saved the lives of his entire family. Can you imagine the outcome if he hadn’t used what he learned in school to act quickly and alert his mom about what was happening?

Honesdale Fire Chief Steven Bates said, “In our eyes, it’s a very true success story and it makes us proud and today we wanted to honor him.”

When reporters asked Dylan if he felt like a hero, he sheepishly admitted, “Yes!”

And rightfully so!

His mom added, “It was amazing, because we’re lucky we’re here because of it, the smoke, was so bad.”

Dylan, you’re a true hero!

Footage provided by WNEP Scranton

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