Two Boys Rescue Infants From Burning Home

June 22, 2015  |  

Two Florida boys are being called heroes after they rushed into a burning home to save two infants.

According to WESH Orlando, Isiah Francis, 10, and Jeremiah Grimes, 11, quickly sprang into action when they realized that a mobile home was on fire. After calling 911, they entered the Orange County home. Francis emerged from the fiery scene with an infant in each arm, ages one and eight months. He then carried the children to his home.

“We looked out the window and saw flames coming out of the house,” Grimes said. “(It was) really hot. It felt like 150 degrees in there. I’m just thinking, ‘Stay calm, keep your mind straight, stay focused on what you are doing.’”

“I was freaking out trying to get the babies out before they got hurt or something happened,” Francis said. “I found my way outside and I took the two kids to my house.”

The father of the children, Luis Cruz, 19, was outside trying to put the fire out when Francis and Grimes rushed in. Firefighters were able to rescue two more children, ages two and five, who were also trapped in the burning house.

The last two youngsters to be rescued were unfortunately injured in the fire. They were rushed to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in critical but stable condition. Investigators have not been able to determine what caused the fire.

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