Teenage boys put out house fire

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KEARNS -- Two teenage boys stopped a house fire in Kearns Thursday.

Tavis Fell and Preston Kaufman, both 17, were dropping off a friend when a young girl ran up to them saying there was a fire in a nearby house. According to Fell, by the time they arrived at the home on 4038 W. and 5500 South, the flames were already several feet high. Kaufman and Fell ran inside and filled bowls and pans from the kitchen with water and dousing the flames. The boys had already put out the flames by the time the fire department arrived.

It appeared as if the children had lit a piece of paper on fire and then dropped it on a sleeping bag, which ignited and spread the flames. They were home alone during the incident.

The teens say they are glad the whole house didn't burn down, and just wanted to do what's right.

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