Brave 10-year-old child saves families and dogs from house fire

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In Detroit, Michigan, a 10-year-old little boy is being hailed as a hero after he saved the lives of his family and pets from a house fire early Tuesday morning. Youngster Luan Hunt Jr. had awakened to use the bathroom when he saw smoke and flames inside of his home.

According to WxyzDetroitNews, the fire was discovered by the youngster about 3:30 a.m., and when he had no luck waking up his brother, he ran into his father and grandmother’s rooms instead. Along with dad and his grandmother, four siblings and 10 dogs lived in the home – eight were puppies.

The family and most of the dogs made it out of the home with no injuries. Two dogs died in the blaze; one was a puppy. The dogs have all been taken to the humane society for treatment.

“I’m surprised that my son was so courageous because we haven’t had a plan for anything, but everything worked out for the best thanks to my son,” a proud dad told the news reporters.

Heroes come in all sizes. Good for you young man. We are sorry two of your dogs were not able to be rescued.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Photo of 10-year-old child and his dad via screenshot Wxyz )

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5 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    This is indeed a caring young child ::: He didn’t just try and save himself HE did the almost impossible of saving the Rest of His Family and Tried his very best to get the puppies and adult dogs to safety … Sadly all didn’t make it … He will do well in his future… Why because He has Compassion, Courage, & Detemination !!!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    A credit to the youth of today. It’s too bad all the dogs didn’t make it but had he not been on the ball, his whole family could have perished.

  3. vicki hood says:

    Great young man to be so brave. He will go far in life. Rewards are many. Luan saved his 4 brothers and sisters, his Dad and his Gramma. He didn’t forget the dogs and their pups. Sad that a dog and a pup didn’t make it but luans efforts are that of a hero.

  4. Sue says:

    Very good that he was able to alert others in the house about the fire before it could kill them all, but reading between the lines , 10 dogs, eight of them puppies? Breeding? Appears to be.


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