Heroic 11-year-old runs into apartment fire to save 2-year-old sister


An 11-year-old boy became a hero after running into his burning apartment to save his 2-year-old sister in Maryland earlier this week.

A sparking outlet in a bedroom caused an electrical fire that broke out in Salisbury, Maryland on Tuesday in a two-story apartment building, causing damage to at least two of the eight units.

Fortunately, there were no casualties or major injuries, though it could have taken a turn for the worst if it had not been for 11-year-old La'Prentis Doughty.

Doughty managed to get himself out of the burning building before realizing that his two-year-old sister, Loyalty, was still inside, according to WBOC.

"If I didn't save my sister I would've been mad at myself because I could've saved her easily and I would've been mad at myself," he said.

Doughty ran back inside the building, coming back out with the young girl.

Doughty was slightly burned after the rescue, but the injuries were very minor—he didn't even need on-scene medical attention, according to a…

This story appeared first on newsweek.com, 2022-11-25.
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