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Seven-Year-Old Boy Saves Little Sister From House Fire By Climbing Through Window

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Seven-Year-Old Boy Saves Little Sister From House Fire By Climbing Through Window

A seven-year-old boy heroically saved his little sister's life by climbing through a window into her room after their house caught fire.

What a little legend.

Credit: WVLT
Credit: WVLT

Eli Davidson's dad Chris gave the youngster a boost so he could climb through the window and rescue his 22-month-old sister when their home in New Tazewell, Tennessee, caught fire earlier this month.

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Speaking to WVLT, proud mum Nicole said she and her husband, who are both former firefighters, woke in the middle of the night to find their house filling with smoke.

She and Chris to sprang into action. She told the news outlet: "He grabbed the fire extinguisher trying to buy me time to get the kids, and I grabbed the boys because they were closest to the fire."

However, the living room was filled with flames, preventing the parents from reaching their young daughter's bedroom.

So, once the parents and their two sons were safely outside, Chris gave Eli a boost to get into the room through a window where he made his way over to her cot and lifted her out before carrying her over to the window and passing her to his parents.

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Eli said: "Dad busted the window and then I said, 'I can't do it,' like two times, and then I said, 'I got her dad'.

"And when we went down there, I said 'I was scared but I didn't want my sister to die'."

Proud mum Nicole. Credit: WLTV
Proud mum Nicole. Credit: WLTV

Speaking to CNN, Chris said: "The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her.

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"We went outside to get to her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there.

"So, I picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib."

He added: "We couldn't be more proud of Eli. He did something a grown man wouldn't do."

Thanks to the family's quick-thinking and Eli's heroic actions, no one was injured in the fire, but their home was completely destroyed.

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Credit: WVLT
Credit: WVLT

Chris said: "We lost everything that we have ever had.

"Our entire lives were in that home. Our three cars were also damaged in the fire.

"It's devastating. We have nothing."

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As yet, the cause of the blaze has not been determined, but fire officials suspect it was an electrical fire.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise some cash for the family - you can donate here.

Featured Image Credit: WVLT

Topics: US News

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