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    Default Nice Kid... But More Than Just A Bit Crazy...

    I don't know the kid named in this story.... so there is no malicious intent in my title... because only a crazy person RUNS INTO the burning structure. This time he did good and got lucky.

    North Island teen rescues two-year-old from blaze

    Bruce Winfield Special to the Times Colonist

    PORT HARDY -- While everyone else stood frozen in fear, 18-year-old Rob Isaac battled through smoke and flame to rescue two-year-old Andrice Charlie from a house fire at Quatsino Reserve, near Coal Harbour on northern Vancouver Island.

    "Rob got to her just in time, because her hair was starting to catch fire," Andrice's 20-year-old mother Mary Charlie said Tuesday. "I panicked, so he definitely saved her life."

    The fire started in a basement bedroom about 11 p.m. Monday.

    Mary, her friend Rob, Patrick Charlie Jr. and his girlfriend Nataleen Clayton, both 18, were upstairs watching videos when the smoke alarm went off.

    Moments later, Mary's four-year-old daughter Lorraine ran up the stairs yelling, "Fire, fire!"

    "We all panicked," said Mary. "I saw all the smoke and I couldn't move."

    The other three ran downstairs. Patrick broke down the door and Rob went to the rescue.

    He was a modest hero. "I saved Andrice," was all he initially said.

    Pressed for more, Rob added: "I knew there were two of them and only one came up, so I just reacted."

    "The room was smoky but I could see ... there was a big flame in the corner by the window ... The wall, the curtains and half of the bed were burning.

    "I didn't see her, so I called out her name and searched for her. Then I saw her leg under Mary's bed so I grabbed her and ran."

    Andrice's hair was singed, but she was not hurt.

    The house is owned by 39-year-old Patrick Charlie, Sr., Mary's father and grandfather to Lorraine and Andrice.

    He was preparing for bed upstairs when the fire started. "I didn't see what happened, but I came out of my room and told everyone to get out of the house," he said. "Everyone was OK."

    Neighbour Jim Paul looked out his window and saw the flames.

    "My family had just gone to bed and I was getting ready to watch the sports news when the dog started barking," he said. "I looked out and the house next door was all orange. It was obviously on fire. My first concern was that it was a family home, and there were kids there. I asked if everyone got out and was told they were all standing next door. I then told the neighbour to call the fire department."

    Port Hardy Fire Department and local volunteers extinguished the fire, which destroyed about one-quarter of the house.

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    only a crazy person RUNS INTO the burning structure
    And he did it apparently without hesititation.

    I noticed the article said "local volunteers". Sign this guy up, he's obviously got the stones for the job!

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    Patrick broke down the door and Rob went to the rescue.
    Both of them. Damn fine save.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
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    good timing too... thats one lucky child
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    He is on his way to earning crust!
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    Always good to hear a story with a happy ending.........

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    Default Re: Nice Kid... But More Than Just A Bit Crazy...

    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
    because only a crazy person RUNS INTO the burning structure.
    I guess we are all certified nuts then!!! Oh well

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    Cool

    I say we make him a honorary firefighter.
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    Default Re: Re: Nice Kid... But More Than Just A Bit Crazy...

    Originally posted by firefiftyfive


    I guess we are all certified nuts then!!! Oh well
    I wasn't going to say anything about that... but now that you've mentioned it.... LOL
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    He did what he did because it had to be done. He is one heck of a person in my book. I would love to have him on my crew!

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    Originally posted by VolFFJohn
    I say we make him a honorary firefighter.
    I say we give him an application, and give him the chnace to do it with full gear and a hoseline. well done!!!
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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    Well he got lucky running into that structure but I have a story that is very sad with a bad ending.

    Well a librarian at my high school; her son just died last week because there was a fire at their home and he got them all out but when back in to put the fire and was overcome and died of smoke inhalation. Also the womenís husband died last December and her parents both died last year. So she has had it very rough and my deepest sympathies go out to her.
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