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9-year-old boy recognized for saving family from house fire

WYNNE, AR (KAIT)- A 9-year-old from Wynne is being recognized for his bravery Friday after saving several members of his family from a house fire.

The Wynne Fire Department honored Allen Jones at Wynne Primary School by making him an honorary firefighter and presenting him with an award. Jones and his younger brother also received a bicycle from a local elderly group.

Allen said he woke up that February night smelling smoke and he immediately took action

"I got the covers and wrapped my little brother in it and told him to go to my neighbor house," Jones said."Then I ran back in to get my grandma and my papa up."

Allen said he know he had to do something.

"I was kind of scared but I didn't want anybody to get hurt," he said.

Allen was honored by the city of Wynne Friday for his courage, and he also received gifts from the local McDonalds and a local AARP group.

Captain Gerald Britton with the Wynne Fire Department said this ceremony was very important.

"We wanted to recognize this little man and make sure he knew that we appreciate that he stepped up and did what needed to be done at that time," Britton said.

Allen also got the chance to go aboard a fire truck with his little brother.

"This child will remember this and somewhere down the road he can teach someone else or he may become a fire fighter himself," Britton said. 

Allen said he wants to be a football player when he grows up, but to his younger brother he is a hero.

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