Grandfather saves three of his grandsons from a house fire in Houston

Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 5, 2017 5:50pm CST
Joe Eleby Junior, 50, is being praised as a hero for his action of rescuing three of his grandchildren from a house fire in Houston Texas that was started by an electric heater in the home on Sunday evening. Eleby went inside the duplex to rescue his granddaughter who is 8 years of age and his grandsons who are three and two years of age who were in the second floor in the duplex which is located on Lila Street. Eleby was able to get his granddaughter and his grandson out of the burning building in time before he found out he needed to rescue his youngest grandson. He was able to rescue his youngest grandson despite the flames in the home closing in on his grandson. The three children were taken to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but they should be able to make a full recovery from their ordeal. Eleby was taking care of his grandchildren while his daughter was working the night shift at her job. Even though Joe Eleby lost his home, having his grandchildren alive was his reward for his act of bravery of going inside a burning building to save his relatives. Since a house you can replace. A human life is not replaceable.
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@marguicha (81776)
• Chile
5 Dec
This is when I think a fund could be raised to help them out and get a new house.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Dec
I am sure that the people in Houston will help Joe Eleby and his relatives find a new home.
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@marguicha (81776)
• Chile
6 Dec
@Deepizzaguy I hope so.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
@marguicha Me too since it is not the fault of the grandfather that the house got burned down to the ground.
@nela13 (702)
• Portugal
6 Dec
Besides he lost his house, he save the most important, his loved ones. Things Can be bought while a family there is no money in the world to buy It.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
Excellent point.
@JohnRoberts (41101)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
A grandfather would do anything to save his grandkids.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
That is true. Blood is thicker than water.
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@KristenH (20463)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Dec
Righteously said George. He's a hero and his daughter would never forget that.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
That is correct since bravery is acting to do the right deed when you are scared.
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@KristenH (20463)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Dec
@Deepizzaguy Hero for him.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
@KristenH He truly is a hero to his grand kids.
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• United States
6 Dec
He will always be their hero.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
That is true.
@cahaya1983 (9655)
• Malaysia
6 Dec
Glad to know they're all safe. In such a situation losing a home would be considered a small price to pay for saving human lives.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
That is true. A home can be replaced. A human life cannot.
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