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Boy recognized for saving family from fire

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BAY, AR (KAIT) -

A young boy credited with saving three people from a house fire in Gosnell Saturday night was recognized Thursday night.

“Got the two kids out, that’s the first thing that I needed to do because obviously, they’re younger so they probably wouldn’t know what to do,” 12-year-old Brock Moore said.

Brock woke up to the smell of smoke late Saturday night.

He rushed to get a 7-year-old and 8-year-old out of the house.

Then, he ran back inside to help a woman with a broken leg out of the house.

“I knew I had time to do it because it was an attic fire so I couldn’t see any flames,” Moore said. “I just saw smoke so I knew that I had a possibility of getting them out safely.”

On Thursday night, Brock was given plaques from both the Bay and Gosnell Fire Departments praising him for his heroism.

“His actions are of the bravest and reflect greatly upon him,” one Bay firefighter said. “We appreciate you.”

He also got one more big surprise, a Dalmatian puppy, which he named Gotham.

“The puppy is my favorite, I think,” he said. 

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