Toddler Warns Family of House Fire

Toddler Warns Family of House Fire

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(KSL News) A Salt Lake City toddler is hailed a hero this morning for helping to save her family from a burning house.

A mother and her four children were in the house at 1311 W. 400 South last night when a fire apparently broke out in one of the back bedrooms.

Toddler Warns Family of House Fire

The mother was in the front with two of the children, and an 18-month-old and a four-month-old baby were in the back.

At about 8:00 the little 18-month-old came out from the back room and started tugging on her mom, trying to get her attention.

Scott Frietag/ Salt Lake City Fire Dept.: "The little 18-month old was very persistent. Eventually the mother smelled smoke and went to the back room. She found the bedroom was engulfed in flames."

Toddler Warns Family of House Fire

The mother had just a few moments to grab the baby and get the other children out of the house. Luckily no one was hurt.

The mother says she never heard a smoke alarm go off.

Damages are estimated at about $30,000.

The cause is now under investigation.

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