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Meet the 5-Year Old Boy Who Saved 13 People From a House Fire in Chicago

5-year Jayden Espinosa is being called a hero after saving 13 people from an early-morning fire in his aunt’s apartment in Chicago.

Early Saturday morning a fire broke out in the apartment but the smoke detectors malfunctioned and didn’t alert the sleeping residents. Jayden, woke up early while everyone else in the house was still sleeping and smelled smoke.

“I smelled the smoke and I got up and went outside,” Jayden told Fox 32 Chicago about the incident. “Auntie’s house was burning… I was scared!”

Despite being scared, Jayden ran to wake up and alert the rest of his family. He also alerted his aunt’s neighbors who live on the lower floor of the duplex.

When asked how he knew what to do at that time, he said, “Because I’m smart and brilliant.”

Firefighters said 7 adults and 6 children, including Jayden, got out safely. But the fire destroyed all of the family’s belongings.

The American Red Cross has stepped in to support Jayden’s aunt and cousins. A GoFundMe has also been set up to help them “get back on their feet.”

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6 comments

Lorene August 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

They have went crazy the dam WS black getting there ass kicked need to turn the tide do unto others as they do
Unto Isrealites, Hebrews, Indians, Mexicans.

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Nathan Thompson August 17, 2019 at 12:16 am

American Hero!!! I hope he gets all he deserves!!! GOOD MAN! So proud of this young guy!!!

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Paula McHenry August 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm

What a WONDERFUL Young Man!!! The City should present him with a Scholarship for College and Monetary rewards…. GOD Bless his sweet heart ❤️🙏🙏🙏 👑

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Jackie Barber September 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm

I said the same thing 🌹

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Brenda Gray August 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Awesome job young man, stay smart and brilliant. Congratulations on a job well done.

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Alicia September 9, 2019 at 10:34 am

I have no idea exactly what you are saying, but I don’t think it’s good. I recommend, with pure, good intention, that if you want people to understand what you are saying, you might want to improve your language skills. Still confused how you could knock the story of a hero who is only a small child.

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