Teenagers Save 6 From Fire
Authorities say three teenagers who spotted a burning residence in Kokomo assisted six people and four animals in escaping the flames. Max Campbell, Alex, and Julian Lindley, all Taylor High School students, were dropping off a buddy when the fire broke out early Thursday. They knocked on the door right away.
According to Alex, who spoke to the Kokomo Tribune: “They didn’t believe us at first, They thought we were pranking them. And we were like, ‘Dude, your house is on fire.’ … The fire was spreading quickly, too.”
Chris Frazier, the chief of the Kokomo Fire Department, complimented the teenagers.
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Frazier said: “Houses can be fully involved, and because of trees and things like that, you may not even notice it,”
“So the fact that those boys were able to pick out that it was on fire, stop, initiate 911 and get us on our way and also try to go get those people out of the house — that says a lot about them.”
These brave young men saw a fire, called 911 & helped get the residents out. They knew a classmate who lived in the Indian Heights home w her special needs sibling. They banged on doors until the family got out. Thank you, Alex Lindley, Max Campbell and Julian Lindley! @FOX59 pic.twitter.com/wOjRKKpJr3
— Angela Ganote (@angelaganote) June 17, 2022
The fire’s origin was being investigated. Max said: “It’s just one of those things that there can’t be any hesitation in a serious situation like that because when there’s hesitation, that’s when things go from bad to worse,”
“We just happened to do the right thing at the right time.”