Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Teen Helps Save Lives Of Ocala Grandmother, Children

OCALA , Fla. -- Fire officials said a 14-year-old rushed into a burning home in Ocala to rescue an elderly woman and her two young grandchildren.

Gladies Ford was in the back room of her home watching TV with her 2- and 3-year-old grandsons and didn't notice that a space heater in another room had lit a bed on fire.

Ramik Trapp had just been dropped off at the home when the 14-year-old noticed smoke pouring out of the house. The teen kicked in the front door and crawled on his knees to the bedroom, grabbed both the boys and pulled them out.

Willie Spann was sitting in his truck nearby when he noticed the smoke. He ran in behind Trapp and helped Ford crawl out of the burning home.

Another neighborhood teen who had been playing ball outside called the police.

Fire officials say the home was destroyed, but no one was injured.

Ya know it's nice to read stories like this.

Hell of a lot better headline than "3 die in housefire"