GET THE KLEENEX: A six-year-old Massachusetts firefighter's daughter saved her entire family from an early-morning fire that completely destroyed their home.
The Boston Globe reports (h/t New York Daily News) that Victoria Pierro woke around 5 a.m, when the fan in her room stopped working. She went and woke her mom, who quickly realized everybody had to get out immediately:
"I looked up and the kitchen was lit up,'' Lori Pierro said. "The house inside wasn't on fire yet, but I could see the glow through the door . . . and I just grabbed her. We ran upstairs, got my sons and my husband and just ran and screamed, 'Fire! Fire! Fire!' "
Victoria's warning gave them precious extra seconds to evacuate. Kevin Breen, the Swampscott Fire Chief (and her dad's boss), said the Pierros "passed the door that led out to the garage where we believe the fire started, and made it out the other back door just as the kitchen was catching fire," which means they were "literally chased out of the building by the fire."
The family lost their house, a new car and their Christmas presents, but "We're all safe. That's the most important thing," said Lori Pierro.
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