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Florida Boys Save 2 Babies From Burning Home

Heroes' ages are 10 and 11
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2015 12:59 PM CDT
Florida Boys Save 2 Babies From Burning Home
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Two Florida boys played the hero yesterday when they rescued a pair of infants from a burning home. Isiah Francis, 10, and Jeremiah Grimes, 11, ran into the burning mobile home in Orange County after calling 911, reports WFTV. The boys managed to find two of the four children trapped, ages 1 month and 8 months, and carry them to safety. "I was nervous because there was so much smoke," Isiah tells the station. "It was hard for me to see and all that." Luckily, his friend was there to help. "I took the infant, he took the older one and we ran back to his house," Jeremiah says.

Fire officials arrived and rescued two other children from the home, ages 2 and 5, and they were in critical condition, reports WESH. A 19-year-old also was home at the time, and no information was available on whether he was injured. It was "really hot," says Jeremiah. "It felt like 150 degrees in there. I'm just thinking, ‘Stay calm, keep your mind straight, stay focused on what you're doing.’" He and Isiah say they did what anyone would do, but Isiah's uncle isn't so sure: "Ten years old to do that, know that already. He's got a great future ahead of him." (Read more fire stories.)

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