A small but mighty hero rescued his 2-year-old sister after her Maryland home caught fire Tuesday night.
La’Prentis Doughty, 11, ran out of the Salisbury building after noticing the fire but immediately rushed back to the second floor when he found there was little Loyalty inside, state firefighters said.
The boy, who was willing to risk his life for his sister, suffered “very minor burns on his arm” after his second escape.
“If I hadn’t saved my sister, I would be mad at myself because I could have easily saved her. I could have saved her and I would risk my life for my sister,” La’Prentis told WBOC.
The siblings’ mother, Keishauna Banks, said she was still in shock but was grateful for her young son’s courage.
“I feel bad because I don’t know how to reward him at the moment. I praise him and say: Do you know that you did a good job?” said Banken.
According to a GoFundMe post, Banks said she was at the grocery store collecting items for Thanksgiving dinner when her best friend called and told her about the fire.
She returned to find that she and her children “had lost everything except the clothes we had on our backs.”
The fire destroyed two of the eight units inside the building, the fire department said. It caused about $250,000 in structural damage and $40,000 in personal property damage.
The fire was started by an “unspecified electrical event at an electrical outlet” in one of the second-floor bedrooms.
La’Prentis, Loyalty and their mother live in a hotel and are supported by the American Red Cross.
https://nypost.com/2022/11/24/boy-11-rescues-toddler-sister-from-maryland-apartment-fire/ An 11-year-old boy rescues a little sister from a Maryland apartment fire