A 22-year-old woman named Mariella Medina was getting home from the gym Monday night near Dallas, and saw smoke and FLAMES down the street.
So she ran toward them while she called 911. It turned out someone’s shed went up, and the fire was spreading to the house. Then she saw a woman standing outside with three kids . . . but her seven-year-old SON was still inside.
Mariella told 911 what was happening, but the dispatcher told her NOT to go in . . . because it was too dangerous.
Well, Mariella immediately ignored that advice . . . ran into the house anyway . . . made it upstairs . . . found the kid in his bedroom . . . and got him out in time.
She says she’d never even met the family before. But just because you don’t know a neighbor doesn’t mean you don’t want to help.
And she actually never hung up with 911, she just put the phone in her pocket. So there’s audio of her finding the kid and saving him.
And luckily the fire department put the fire out before the whole house went up, so they’ll be able to rebuild.
Here’s Mariella talking about rescuring the boy from the Housefire: