10-Year-Old Hero Pulls 2 Kids Out of Burning Mobile Home in Fla.

Isiah Francis and Jeremiah Grimes

When a fire broke out early Tuesday morning inside a mobile home in Orange County, Fla., Isiah Francis leaped into action, even though he's only 10, WFTV reports.

The boy rushed into the burning home and successfully pulled two young children out of the blaze with the help of his friend, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes. The children's father was trying to get the fire out, throwing water on the home. 


"I was in the place first trying to get those little kids out to save their lives," Isiah, who did not know there were two additional kids still in the home at the time, told the news station. "I was nervous because there was so much smoke. It was hard for me to see and all that."

"I took the infant, he took the older one, and we ran back to his house," his friend Jeremiah added. Once at Isiah's house, the duo called 911. 

The children they rescued were 18 months and 6 months old. A 5-year-old and a 3-year-old remain in the hospital.  

Firefighters, who arrived shortly after the boys, rescued the 5- and 3-year-olds from inside the mobile home. According to ABC News, 75 percent of the home was engulfed by flames by the time rescuers arrived. 


Isiah told WFTV that he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up, and perhaps, he's off to a good start. 

"I've been wanting to [be a fireman] ever since I was 5 years old," he said. "Even though I have to go through all this hard work, I still want to be one."


"We always try to teach our kids to dial 911," a fire official told the news station. "He definitely went above and beyond in risking his life to go in and save those kids." 

The cause of the fire was not made immediately clear. 

Read more at WFTV and ABC News.

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