A Georgia family is counting their blessings after a 5-year-old boy’s brave actions helped save them from a fire that started inside their home.
The fire was reported on Sunday, Feb. 9, at a family home in Kingston, Fox 5 DC reported.
While the family of nine was asleep, 5-year-old Noah Woods woke up and saw that the room his sister and he slept in was on fire, according to the Bartow County Fire Department.
According to officials, because the only escape was through Noah’s bedroom window, he pulled himself and his 2-year-old sister to safety. He then quickly went into action and continued to help the rest of his family who were still inside.
“If it wasn’t for Noah, I mean, we were all asleep, so we wouldn’t have known what was going on,” David Woods, Noah’s grandfather, said. “We could’ve all lost our lives.”
Investigators later determined the cause of the fire was electrical. No one was hurt except for a small burn on Noah’s wrist, WSB-TV reported.
“We got smoked up a little bit, but we’re all still alive,” Woods said.
The home is now a total loss and the family did not have insurance. Their community is working to get clothes and other items for the family.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family.