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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 28
    More: Hero, structure fire, teach in, Tricia Helfer, Marlin Stutzman, rescue group  
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9871 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jan 2014 at 10:36 AM (33 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-22 10:47:57 AM
7 votes:
What adult allowed this kid to run back into a burning trailer?
2014-01-22 10:38:50 AM
7 votes:
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 11:09:41 AM
5 votes:
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 10:41:38 AM
5 votes:
"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 11:30:05 AM
4 votes:
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 10:44:45 AM
4 votes:
Rest well, little hero.
2014-01-22 11:52:18 AM
3 votes:
Between this kid and the 14-year-old kid who tackled the suicide bomber in Pakistan there have been a couple of little guys who adults could learn a lot about bravery from.
2014-01-22 10:55:58 AM
3 votes:

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 10:42:26 AM
3 votes:
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 10:41:43 AM
3 votes:

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 12:54:49 PM
2 votes:
This headline pretty much sums up this site perfectly.  Something heroic and awesome, followed by something terrible that completely ruins it all.
2014-01-22 11:42:22 AM
2 votes:
i302.photobucket.com
2014-01-22 06:49:01 PM
1 votes:
Link to little hero's funeral fund: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/8-year-old-hero-lost-his - life-in-a-fire-trying-to-save-other/128453

Morally outraged at the number of people and animals in that small little trailer? Do something about it. The fund has surpassed its $15000 goal for the funeral. The poor do not, generally speaking, choose to be poor--especially not in this current economy. Why not help this family find a better place to live--one that is up to code on electrical wiring (from TFA, suspected to be the fire's cause)? At the very least, why not help them replace the clothing and items they lost in this fire? Parts of Upstate New York were -30 this morning--that's no temperature to be homeless and without clothing in. We cannot help this child, but it's a small thing to help the people he died to save, yeah?
2014-01-22 03:16:59 PM
1 votes:
Forget a statue of Robocop. Someone needs to put up a statue dedicated to this kid.
2014-01-22 02:09:26 PM
1 votes:
If anyone is feeling charitable, here's the link to the memorial fundraiser mentioned in TFA:  http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/8-year-old-hero-lost-his - life-in-a-fire-trying-to-save-other/128453
2014-01-22 11:59:51 AM
1 votes:
Once in a while you read about an act of unbelievable sacrifice that would make even Chuck Norris shed a tear or two.  This is one of those times.
2014-01-22 11:47:45 AM
1 votes:
They should save some of this kid's DNA and clone him when that's possible.

We need more heroes.
2014-01-22 11:22:35 AM
1 votes:

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 11:15:43 AM
1 votes:

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 11:08:58 AM
1 votes:
Dammit.
2014-01-22 11:05:10 AM
1 votes:
Best to put down your geezers early so they won't become a danger to your kids like this.
2014-01-22 11:04:50 AM
1 votes:
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 11:00:33 AM
1 votes:

p4p3rm4t3: I seem to be experiencing some ocular precipitation.


i36.photobucket.com
2014-01-22 10:57:42 AM
1 votes:

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 10:47:20 AM
1 votes:
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.
GCD
2014-01-22 10:44:48 AM
1 votes:
Trailer fires are a just a total clusterfark under the best of circumstances.

Especially older trailers. They're death traps.
2014-01-22 10:41:54 AM
1 votes:

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 10:40:09 AM
1 votes:

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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