Not all heroes wear capes. There will always be situations where ordinary people will become heroes when needed. That’s the case when Darius and Nate noticed smoke was coming out from the house of their neighbor. They went closer and saw it was burning. They felt the need to do something about it.
Their immediate thought was to call 911, but they know the firemen might not arrive on time, so they put the matter on their own hands. The duo is like superheroes because they risked their lives for people they don’t know because they know the life of the residents of the house on fire was on danger.
The corridors were full of smoke, and the heroes bent down low to searched for the residents. Darius is aware of the danger. He said, “Once the smoke got into your lungs, it was hard. We could have passed out.”
There were five people in the burning house, and they’re in the bedroom, trying to save their belongings. Darius and Nate told them they don’t have time to gather their belongings because the fire is growing and they might suffocate from the smoke. They need to go out of the house as quickly as they can.
On the way out, fire was blocking their path, but the duo put it out. Nate said, “We threw the water where the fire was, but the smoke had come to our lungs, so we had to get out as soon as possible.” It’s fortunate all the family members have evacuated the building with the help of Nate and Darius. No one was hurt.
Some moments after they got out of the building, the firefighters have arrived and eliminated the fire. Luckily, only one room on the resident burnt. The family was grateful to the two young men for saving their lives. Firefighters praised the two men for being brave, but they said it’s not safe to go inside a burning building.
Deputy chief of fire department, Jim Ryan, said, “Of course, we don’t suggest that you try to put the fire out. The best thing is to make a quick call to us.”
Darius and Nate are modest for not taking too much credit from the praises they’re receiving. Darius stated, “I was relieved because that’s the first thing that came to my mind, because the family, they made it out safely. I made it out safely, my cousin, everybody. That’s all that matters. Honestly.”
The Red Cross is helping the family search for temporary accommodation while their house is under repair. People online are showering praises to Nate and Darius, saying the two young men are heroes and role models.