Child saves his family by alerting them of a house fire

House fire in Johnson County in Kansas this morning.
@Deepizzaguy (74935)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 18, 2022 4:41pm CST
A child whose name, age and gender were not released is being praised for alerting his family members from passing away from smoke inhalation or burned by the flames inside of the home on Friday morning in Johnson County Kansas. Since the fire was so huge that required firefighters from Overland Park, Lenexa and Olathe came to put out the fire, they were told by residents in the area where the fire started that they used a pellet smoker at the back deck of the home, then cleaned out the spent fuel with a shop vacuum which caught fire which spread from the back of home which spread the fire inside of the home and into the attic. The young child woke up when the smoke alarm went off which altered him to take action to get his family out of the house before it was too late. Even though the house was destroyed which has the American Red Cross coming to assist the family whose names were not released since the incident happened this morning and Johnson County in Kansas is not exactly a major news market that will their reporters give out the names of the details of what happened so I could give the names of the family members on this site. Material items can be replaced while lives cannot be replaced.
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@RubyHawk (77810)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Nov
It's so sad for a family to lose their home, but as you say, things can be replaced but not lives. I hope the red cross will give them all the help they need.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
I am sure that the American Red Cross will assist them quickly.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Nov
@RubyHawk I am sure that the community will assist the family who lost their home in Kansas a temorary home soon.
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@RubyHawk (77810)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Nov
@Deepizzaguy I hope they give the family all the help needed to find a new home.
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@sharon6345 (323925)
• United States
18 Nov
good grief what a blessing
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@sharon6345 (323925)
• United States
18 Nov
@Deepizzaguy My alarm here went off too and it was so not nice.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
@sharon6345 I know how it feels when the alarm clock does wake up before I am ready to get out of bed.
@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 Nov
I know what you mean since housefires do scare me a lot.
@marlina (153130)
• Canada
19 Nov
Bless that child!
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Nov
I am in agreement with you.
@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Nov
I'm glad the family is safe.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
I am in an agreement with you.
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@CarolDM (199109)
• United States
18 Nov
Very true, we cannot replace lives.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 Nov
It is a saying that many people that I know of have told me as well as my relatives after we go through a tough time after a natural disaster happens.
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@CarolDM (199109)
• United States
18 Nov
@Deepizzaguy Such a true statement.
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@Neil43 (2259)
19 Nov
Thank God they were all saved.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
That is true since despite the loss of their home, they will have a chance to rebuild their home with help from the local community.
@RasmaSandra (59765)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Nov
Glad that child was so alert and it all worked you, That is the most important thing,
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
You are right since in these stories of house fires, it is usually a child or an adult that alerts their relatives of the danger they are about to face.
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@JudyEv (294419)
• Rockingham, Australia
19 Nov
That family was very lucky that the child warned them of the fire.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
They really are lucky that the child alerted them of danger.
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@Dena91 (18690)
• United States
19 Nov
That is wonderful the child was able to act so quickly and level-headed in such a situation. I wish the family well through the recovery process.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
I also wish the victims of the house fire a speedy recovery.
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
19 Nov
I'm glad the family was able to get out. I'm sorry they lost their home.
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@Deepizzaguy (74935)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Nov
Losing a home is painful. I am sure that the American Red Cross and local charities will assist the stricken family who lost their home.
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