Mobile County

4-year-old hailed hero after Mobile house fire

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - - Mobile firefighters are calling a 4-year-old boy a hero after a house fire that could have turned deadly,  if he hadn't raised the alarm.


Raymond lives just across the street from the house on Seale street that caught fire Friday afternoon. He saw the fire and alerted his aunt, who called 9-1-1. "I was sitting in the house, he was out here playing, so he came to the door and he said 'Aunt Jaconda call 9-1-1 the blue house is on fire.' I told him 'quit lying and come in the house.' But he said it about two or three more times so I got up to see what he was talking about. I came out and the house was engulfed in flames. Then I called 9-1-1."

A 63-year-old woman was injured in the fire, but likely survived because of Raymond's quick action. Firefighters arrived in time to rescue her from the home. They risked their lives to pull the woman from the fire, but gave Raymond high fives for his part in the rescue. WKRG News 5's Mary Smith's interview with the family will air tonight on News 5 at 5. 

Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida