VIDEO: A 13-year-old Wisconsin boy is being credited with saving his four younger sisters from a house fire while their parents were at the grocery store. He tried to put the fire out himself but couldn’t, his dog eventually leading him away.
Days after a fire tore through her home with her five kids inside, Kelly Omar searched through the rubble for anything she could salvage. She and her husband ran out last Monday to grab dinner for the family.
The parents had been gone about 10 minutes when their kids, ranging in age from 6 months to 13 years, smelled smoke on the first floor. “My sister said it was really smoky and we looked behind us, and the playpen was on fire,” said Briar Omar, 13.
The oldest of the kids, Briar acted quickly.
“My sisters, that was the first thing I thought of, and I just knew I needed to get them out of the house,” he said.