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Heroic: 11-year-old calls 911, saves family from apartment fire

The girl called authorities saying her mother and siblings, ages 2 and 3, couldn't get out of their apartment that was filled with smoke.
Credit: WTOL

TOLEDO, Ohio — An 11-year-old girl was able to save her family from an apartment fire by calling 911.

Police were called to a fire in progress at an apartment complex on Southard around 1:30 a.m. on Friday.

The 11-year-old advised crews that the residence was filled with smoke and she, her mother and her siblings, ages two and three, couldn't get out.

Police located the location of the fire, forced entry into the apartment and found the young children an upstairs bedroom.

The mother and her children were escorted to safety; then officers worked to clear the building of all other tenants as Toledo Fire crews arrived on scene.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

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