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9-year-old Iowa boy saves his entire family from house fire

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9-year-old Iowa boy saves his entire family from house fire

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A nighttime fire quickly engulfed a mobile home in Kings Mobile Home Park, north of Des Moines. The flames started shortly before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. A mobile home was destroyed, but everyone was able to make it out alive thanks to a hero. That hero is 9-year-old Juan Gomez. “I felt like the house was going to collapse immediately,” Juan said. Juan woke up in the middle of the night and noticed a strange smell in the house. “I just thought it was popcorn, but it was so strong I checked,” Juan said. As he checked the strange smell, flames started to burn, so he ran to his mother’s room to wake her up. mother. By the time Juan alerted his mother, the flames were growing. The family rushed to get out to safety, but flames were already blocking the front door and parts of the ceiling began to fall. It was then that the 9-year-old boy took it upon himself to comfort his little sisters. started crying. I told Cecilia that everything will be fine,” Juan said. They were fine. All five and their two dogs made it out alive as Juan acted quickly. “If I had stayed there, I think five seconds longer, I think we would have been, yeah, basically fried,” Dominguez said. It hurts Dominguez to think of what could have happened without her brave son, but this proud mom is grateful for her son and what he has done. “I thank God for that kid at that time because we were dead sleepy,” Dominguez said. “He’s the reason we’re probably alive.” Juan said he realized his quick actions had saved his family and he was grateful they had more time together. “I don’t know how to say it,” Gomez said. “I’m really happy to have saved them and I can still create memories with my family.” Family and friends donated new shoes, winter coats, backpacks and more to the family. If you would like to donate, you can do so through their GoFundMe here. You can also donate to the Dominguez Gomez Family Fire Fund at participating Veridian Credit Unions.

A nighttime fire quickly engulfed a mobile home in Kings Mobile Home Park, north of Des Moines.

The flames started shortly before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A mobile home was destroyed, but everyone was able to make it out alive thanks to a hero.

That hero is 9-year-old Juan Gomez.

“I felt like the house was going to collapse immediately,” Juan said.

Juan woke up in the middle of the night and noticed a strange smell in the house.

“I just thought it was popcorn, but it was so strong I checked,” Juan said.

As he checked the strange smell, flames started to burn, so he ran to his mother’s room to wake her up.

“I had my door locked. He burst into my room and said mom, there was a fire,” said Ana Dominguez, Juan Gomez’s mother.

By the time Juan alerted his mother, the flames were growing.

The family rushed to get out to safety, but flames were already blocking the front door and parts of the ceiling began to fall.

It was then that the 9-year-old boy took it upon himself to comfort his little sisters.

“She was scared and she started crying. I told Cecilia that everything will be fine,” Juan said.

They were fine. All five and their two dogs made it out alive as Juan acted quickly.

“If I had stayed there, I think five seconds longer, I think we would have been, yeah, basically fried,” Dominguez said.

It hurts Dominguez to think of what could have happened without her brave son, but this proud mom is grateful for her son and what he has done.

“I thank God for that kid at that time because we were dead sleepy,” Dominguez said. “He’s the reason we’re probably alive.”

Juan said he realized his quick actions had saved his family and he was grateful they had more time together.

“I don’t know how to say it,” Gomez said. “I’m just very happy to have saved them and I can still create memories with my family.”

Family and friends donated new shoes, winter coats, backpacks and more to the family.

If you would like to donate, you can do so through their GoFundMe here.

You can also donate to the Dominguez Gomez Family Fire Fund at participating Veridian Credit Unions.

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