Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 14, 2012

Dad awakes in time to save family

MERIDIAN, Miss. -- A tragedy was averted when 10 people – including eight children – barely escaped a fire that started in a backyard shed and then spread to the frame house.

William Young had just awakened from a nap in one of the back bedrooms of his home and walked to the back door to get a breath of fresh air as he usually does.

But when Young opened the door he encountered smoke and flames.

"It looked like the whole backyard was on fire," Young said, standing with his girlfriend, Susan Triplett, while firefighters tried to save their possessions. "I yelled for everyone to get out."

When firefighters arrived the back of the home was engulfed in flames. The blaze breached the backside roof, shooting red-orange fingers into the air and catching surrounding trees on fire.


Details for this story were provided by The Meridian (Miss.) Star.

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