Teen honored for saving sister, family pet from house fire
A 13-year-old was honored for a heroic act at the La Porte County Sheriff’s Merit Board meeting.
On November 9, Hayden was at home with his younger sister when the smoke detectors sounded. He looked for a fire and noticed a nearby grass fire that was approaching their home.
He evacuated his sister and their pet, then called 9-1-1.
He also called his mom to let her know they were safe.
The sheriff’s office says the fire was extinguished and likely saved their family’s residence.