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8-year-old runs to fire department, saves pets in fire


E TO CATCH ON FIRE. AND TODAY, THEY’RE THANKFUL THEIR SON CAME TO THE RESCUE WITH TWO YOUNG BOYS, THE DANIELS ARE USED TO AN ACTIVE HOUSEHOLD. STEVE DANIELS: USUALLY, IT’S LOUD KIDS RUNNING AROUND. HANNAH: BUT NOW, THEY ARE LEFT WITH ALMOST NOTHING — ALMOST. MISTY DANIELS: HE SAVED OUR DOG AND CAT, AND HE SAVED OUR HOUSE. HANNAH: THAT HERO, 8-YEAR-OLD QUINTON DANIELS, WHO WAS COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THAT’S WHEN HE FIRST REALIZED SOMETHING WAS WRON QUINTON DANIELS: I OPENED THE FRONT DOOR, WHAT I SAW ONLY WAS A LOT OF SMOKE EVERYWHERE. LIKE, ALL OVER THE PLACE. HANNAH: AT THAT MOMENT, HE SAYS HE RECALLED WHAT FIREFIGHTERS TAUGHT HIM DURING A SCHOOL VISIT LAST YEAR. QUINTON DANIELS: I KNOW WHAT TO DO. I NEED TO GO TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND GET THEM, SO THEY CAN PUT IT OUT. SO, HE STARTED RUNNING, RUNNING THE SEVERAL BLOCKS TOWARD THE FIRE STATION. QUINTON DANIELS: I CROSSED THE STREET AND THEN, LIKE, THIS LADY PICKED ME UP AND DROVE ME THE REST OF THE WAY. HANNAH: AND ONCE HE GOT THERE, FIRE CREWS WERE IMMEDIATELY DISPATCHED TO THE HOUSE. THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE FIRE MAINLY CONTAINED TO THE KITCHEN. STEVE DANIELS: RIGHT HERE IS WHERE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SAYING CAUSED THE FIRE. HANNAH: ALMOST EVERYTHING IN THE HOME HAS DAMAGE, BUT NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES. WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN? QUINTON DANIELS: MY DO HANNAH: WHY? QUINTON DANIELS: BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID SHE WAS GOING TO DIE. HANNAH: MOLLY THE DOG LIVED. AND SO DID CHARLIE THE CAT. AND NOW QUINTON IS GETTING THE ATTENTION HE DIDN’T KNOW HE DESERVED. QUINTON DANIELS: I DIDN’T KNOW ALL OF THIS WOULD HAPPEN JUST BY

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