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(KMOV St. Louis)   8 year old boy saves 6 people from a house fire, but dies trying to save more. Those are some giant, dusty brass balls and I'll just have a seat over there   (kmov.com) divider line 98
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2014-01-22 09:56:04 AM
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There were many animals inside this home as well, WROC reports. At least one dog died and a cat rescue group is hoping to find some of at least 10 cats that were in the home.
 
2014-01-22 10:08:44 AM
I think the child's metal testicles being dusty aren't the only reason you should have a seat over there.
 
2014-01-22 10:38:50 AM
9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).
 
2014-01-22 10:39:45 AM

HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).


Maybe their ambient body heat started the fire.
 
2014-01-22 10:40:09 AM

HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).


Noah's Arc?
 
2014-01-22 10:41:38 AM
"Let the little children come to me," Jesus said, "and do not hinder them -- for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Please make sure all your extension cords and appliance cords are in good shape, not overloaded and not covered with empty potato chip bags, rugs or other things that will cause fires. And make sure every room has a smoke detector that is tested regularly.

I'm not saying negligence killed this boy but lots of people die or suffer horrific burns from unsafe electrical cords.
 
2014-01-22 10:41:43 AM

HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).


Glad I'm not the only one who went in tearing up about the kid, read the article, then wandered out "whoa"
 
2014-01-22 10:41:54 AM

reillan: HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).

Noah's Arc?


Well, they said it was probably an electrical problem.
 
2014-01-22 10:42:26 AM
I hate reading things like this.  I feel bad for the kid thinking of his last moments.  I feel bad for the uncle who (hopefully) was trying to encourage the kid to leave.  I feel bad for the survivors who will miss him.

Ever since I became a dad I can't handle the idea of kids being scared.  This terrifies me so badly to imagine my kid ever being in a situation like that.
 
2014-01-22 10:44:45 AM
Rest well, little hero.
 
GCD
2014-01-22 10:44:48 AM
Trailer fires are a just a total clusterfark under the best of circumstances.

Especially older trailers. They're death traps.
 
2014-01-22 10:45:53 AM
Those are some giant, dusty brass balls

So it's the balls that made you cry?
 
2014-01-22 10:45:54 AM

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There were many animals inside this home as well, WROC reports. At least one dog died and a cat rescue group is hoping to find some of at least 10 cats that were in the home.


Came for this; leaving satisfied.

/This boy is a hero!
//This boy is under arrest!
 
2014-01-22 10:47:20 AM
A mobile home... so many people, so many animals, so little space, and they couldn't get out somehow, and no neighbors helped?

The boy will and should be remembered as a hero for what he did, and tried to do, he was courageous for someone at such a young age, something that I find lacks so much in today's world.
 
2014-01-22 10:47:22 AM
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RIP
 
2014-01-22 10:47:57 AM
What adult allowed this kid to run back into a burning trailer?
 
2014-01-22 10:48:31 AM

HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).


"Poor people tend to live in clusters."

i406.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-22 10:48:39 AM
My office is dusty today.
 
2014-01-22 10:49:15 AM
Well bless him. He was a very brave little boy.

But that trailer was a death trap and there should be an investigation into why so many people and animals were allowed to live in such a small space, especially one which was basically a tinder box. Trailers are too small and too poorly constructed to survive a fire unless it can be extinguished immediately. They go up like a cardboard box soaked in grease. And it probably wouldn't be worth rebuilding a trailer after a grease fire, even if there were no structural damage--they're just boxes covered with aluminium or crap-board siding.
 
2014-01-22 10:49:52 AM
That puts a whole nother spin on "no good deed goes unpunished".
 
2014-01-22 10:51:38 AM

stuhayes2010: What adult allowed this kid to run back into a burning trailer?


Yeah, do they teach self-preservation and rational thinking in his school?
 
2014-01-22 10:51:41 AM
I seem to be experiencing some ocular precipitation.
 
2014-01-22 10:53:18 AM

stuhayes2010: What adult allowed this kid to run back into a burning trailer?


A good question.  Maybe they didn't know he was doing it? Maybe they were like my parents, and felt their kid could "handle himself." Maybe they didn't have the balls to go into the fire to stop him from going back in.

Personally, I'm just not going to dwell too much on it.  I've known survivors of deadly house fires, and they have enough shiat to deal with.  Hopefully they'll learn more about fire safety and prevention, and honor this kid's memory.
 
2014-01-22 10:55:58 AM

brantgoose: Well bless him. He was a very brave little boy.

But that trailer was a death trap and there should be an investigation into why so many people and animals were allowed to live in such a small space, especially one which was basically a tinder box. Trailers are too small and too poorly constructed to survive a fire unless it can be extinguished immediately. They go up like a cardboard box soaked in grease. And it probably wouldn't be worth rebuilding a trailer after a grease fire, even if there were no structural damage--they're just boxes covered with aluminium or crap-board siding.


"Allowed"? People don't live in shoddy mobile homes because they have a choice, numbnuts. More education on proper wiring/fire alarms/etc, code enforcement for landlords - but I hope you're concentrating your disdain on the bastard that rented that deathtrap to that family, and not the family forced to live in one.

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\"There's some lovely dung over here!"
 
2014-01-22 10:57:42 AM

brantgoose: Well bless him. He was a very brave little boy.

But that trailer was a death trap and there should be an investigation into why so many people and animals were allowed to live in such a small space, especially one which was basically a tinder box.


I doubt code enforcers get out to the trailer park very often, if that county even has code enforcement in the budget.
 
2014-01-22 10:59:21 AM
stay gold, pony boy.

Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
 
2014-01-22 11:00:33 AM

p4p3rm4t3: I seem to be experiencing some ocular precipitation.


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2014-01-22 11:04:50 AM
Yeah, I'm having trouble with the four adults who got out of the house, and let the 8-year-old go back in, while they said "Nope, too much fire, leave the uncles in there."  Hopefully it all just happened too quickly for them to notice he was even gone.  Still - the guilt.
 
2014-01-22 11:05:10 AM
Best to put down your geezers early so they won't become a danger to your kids like this.
 
2014-01-22 11:06:10 AM
That's what you get for tryin' to help people, you little punk, that's what you get.

We gotta win that fight tonight. We gotta get even with those Soc's! Let's do it for Tyler, man. We'll do it for Tyler!
 
2014-01-22 11:08:34 AM
In the words of the late, great Royal Marshal...


Just, damn.
 
2014-01-22 11:08:58 AM
Dammit.
 
2014-01-22 11:09:41 AM
The next firehouse, or elementary school, that needs to be named in this area should be named for him, and every child who tours that firehouse, or attends that school, should be told exactly *why* it was named for him.
 
2014-01-22 11:13:19 AM
dnrtfa, but don't need to, to know it's sad

A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
Never until the mankind making
Bird beast and flower
Fathering and all humbling darkness
Tells with silence the last light breaking
And the still hour
Is come of the sea tumbling in harness

And I must enter again the round
Zion of the water bead
And the synagogue of the ear of corn
Shall I let pray the shadow of a sound
Or sow my salt seed
In the least valley of sackcloth to mourn

The majesty and burning of the child's death.
I shall not murder
The mankind of her going with a grave truth
Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
With any further
Elegy of innocence and youth.

Deep with the first dead lies London's daughter,
Robed in the long friends,
The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
Secret by the unmourning water
Of the riding Thames.
After the first death, there is no other.

Dylan Thomas
 
2014-01-22 11:14:31 AM
I live in the area.  To make it worse, the boy was actually staying over at his Grandma's trailer.  No word on cause of fire.
 
2014-01-22 11:15:43 AM

FOGwNH: The next firehouse, or elementary school, that needs to be named in this area should be named for him, and every child who tours that firehouse, or attends that school, should be told exactly *why* it was named for him.


This! So much this, something meaningful should be built in his honor.
 
2014-01-22 11:19:52 AM
Let me get this straight. The kid woke up the adults. Those adults then left the kid inside the burning structure to wake the rest of the inhabitants while they left the building ?
 
2014-01-22 11:21:33 AM

reillan: HMS_Blinkin: 9 people, 10 cats, and a dog all in a single-wide trailer?  Yikes, that's definitely not safe (or it was a single-wide that was 100 yards long).

Noah's Arc?


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2014-01-22 11:22:35 AM

OnlyM3: Let me get this straight. The kid woke up the adults. Those adults then left the kid inside the burning structure to wake the rest of the inhabitants while they left the building ?


Let me get this straight -- you didn't RTFA?
 
2014-01-22 11:27:58 AM
Nobody better come in here and say this is not an appropriate use of the Hero tag.
 
2014-01-22 11:30:05 AM
This story is sad and all but this headline is just a verbal shiat smoothie. Brass balls, "dust" that makes you cry, and for some farking reason, the To Catch A Predator "why don't you have a seat over there..." bit, all blended together and expressed in the most nonsensical way possible. You should be slapped like the English-murdering biatch you are.
 
2014-01-22 11:32:34 AM
fark ate my link

George and the fire
 
2014-01-22 11:34:24 AM

Aquapope: Nobody better come in here and say this is not an appropriate use of the Hero tag.


I think this is the only time I've ever  appropriately used the Hero tag
 
2014-01-22 11:37:11 AM
Damn allergies.
 
2014-01-22 11:38:58 AM
Cpl. John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said nine people were in the single-wide trailer in the town of Penfield when the fire started around 4:45 a.m. Monday.

...and nobody of value was lost.
 
2014-01-22 11:39:09 AM
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"Thank you..."
 
2014-01-22 11:42:22 AM
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2014-01-22 11:43:49 AM

Civchic: Yeah, I'm having trouble with the four adults who got out of the house, and let the 8-year-old go back in, while they said "Nope, too much fire, leave the uncles in there." Hopefully it all just happened too quickly for them to notice he was even gone. Still - the guilt.


I'm guessing they were incapacitated in some way/dealing with the 4 and 6 year olds/in shock/calling for help/ etc., etc.  It's an imaginably hectic scenario.
 
2014-01-22 11:47:45 AM
They should save some of this kid's DNA and clone him when that's possible.

We need more heroes.
 
2014-01-22 11:49:38 AM

CheapEngineer: brantgoose: Well bless him. He was a very brave little boy.

But that trailer was a death trap and there should be an investigation into why so many people and animals were allowed to live in such a small space, especially one which was basically a tinder box. Trailers are too small and too poorly constructed to survive a fire unless it can be extinguished immediately. They go up like a cardboard box soaked in grease. And it probably wouldn't be worth rebuilding a trailer after a grease fire, even if there were no structural damage--they're just boxes covered with aluminium or crap-board siding.

"Allowed"? People don't live in shoddy mobile homes because they have a choice, numbnuts. More education on proper wiring/fire alarms/etc, code enforcement for landlords - but I hope you're concentrating your disdain on the bastard that rented that deathtrap to that family, and not the family forced to live in one.

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\"There's some lovely dung over here!"


FTA:

The dead were identified as 57-year-old Louis Beach, the homeowner;

I don't believe there was a landlord involved here.

/Not everyone rents from someone else.
 
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