Detroit teen meets firefighter he says saved his life

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC Detroit
  • Published: 04/19/2017 12:00 AM

Today a Detroit teenager got a chance to meet the firefighter who saved his life. Detroit Fire Fighter Lt. Theresa Halsell wasn’t at the house fire that burned the teen’s home, but she was the guest speaker who taught his class at Woodward Academy how to survive a house fire. Her lesson played out in real life for Thomas Locke when he woke up to a fire inside his Grandmother's home. "There was a lot of smoke, I could barely breathe." On March 31, firefighters were called to the house on Euclid near Clairmont and Linwood on Detroit's west side. There they found the teen after he jumped from a second story window to escape.


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