An 11-year-old kid in Memphis named Josh LaVoice was playing with his 7-year-old brother Noah last month, when they saw SMOKE coming from their neighbor’s house.
So Josh ran inside and told his parents there was a fire. And while they were calling 911, he ran back outside and realized the actual house wasn’t on fire yet, it was just the back deck.
So he grabbed a hose, and told his brother to turn on the water. Then he got on top of a ladder so he could see over the neighbor’s fence, and started battling the flames.
And by the time firefighters got there, the two of them had already put the fire out.
A spokesman for the fire department said they don’t want to encourage OTHER kids to do something like that, because it’s dangerous. But they gave Josh and Noah an award for it on Monday.
And it’s not clear what caused the fire, or whether their neighbors were home when it happened. But obviously they were very grateful too. (WMC-TV)