COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn’t hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up his sleeping father so the pair could escape a spreading fire.
The Orange County Register says (http://bit.ly/1WL0nhp) the boy was getting ready for bed Saturday night when he smelled smoke and saw that the garage of his Costa Mesa home was engulfed in flames.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling Fire In Rural Sutter County, South Of Nicolaus
Fire Capt. Chris Coates says the boy ran to wake his father, who had fallen asleep watching television. The two ran out of the house as the fire spread from the garage to a motorhome in the driveway and to a neighbor’s storage shed.
Firefighters stopped the flames before they spread to the main living area of the house. The cause is under investigation.READ MORE: 2 People Taken To Hospital After Arden-Arcade Fourplex Fire
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.comMORE NEWS: San Joaquin Sheriff: Alleged Law Enforcement Officer Impersonator Used Spouse’s Access Card To Get Into Secure Areas
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