Boy, 5, greeted a hero for rescuing 13 people from the Chicago fire

Five-year-old boy is praised as a hero for rescuing 13 people from a house fire in Chicago after he woke up and found the kitchen on fire

  • Jayden Espinosa woke up to find the kitchen on fire in the Chicago house just before 4 o'clock on Saturday
  • The little boy said he was running upstairs to warn the rest of his sleeping relatives
  • All 13 people who stayed at home, including seven adults and six children, escaped safely without injuries
  • His aunt Nicole Peeples said she doesn't think they would have survived without Jayden's warning
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A five-year-old boy is praised as a hero for rescuing 13 people from a house fire in Chicago.

Jayden Espinosa woke up to smoke and flames in the house in the Back of the Yards neighborhood just before 4 o'clock on Saturday.

The little boy said he ran upstairs for help after he discovered the fire in the kitchen of the two-and-a-half-story stone house.

Five-year-old Jayden Espinosa woke up to smoke and flames in the house in the Back of the Yards district of Chicago, just before 4 p.m. on Saturday

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Five-year-old Jayden Espinosa woke up to smoke and flames in the house in the Back of the Yards district of Chicago, just before 4 p.m. on Saturday

& # 39; I just walked in there and saw the flames there in the kitchen, & # 39; he said NBC Chicago.

& # 39; It hurt my bones. & # 39;

Jayden ran to the rest of the people who slept in the house.

& # 39; I wanted to tell someone, & # 39; he said.

All 13 people who stayed at home, including seven adults and six children, escaped safely without injuries.

They even managed to save a 30-year-old turtle named Rambo.

The little boy said he ran upstairs for help after he discovered the fire in the kitchen of the two-and-a-half-story stone house
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The little boy said he ran upstairs for help after he discovered the fire in the kitchen of the two-and-a-half-story stone house

The little boy said he ran upstairs for help after he discovered the fire in the kitchen of the two-and-a-half-story stone house

All 13 people who stayed at home, including seven adults and six children, escaped safely without injuries while firefighters tackled the fire

All 13 people who stayed at home, including seven adults and six children, escaped safely without injuries while firefighters tackled the fire

All 13 people who stayed at home, including seven adults and six children, escaped safely without injuries while firefighters tackled the fire

Jayden, pictured with his father Kashmir Espinosa, said he immediately ran for help after seeing flames in the kitchen

Jayden, pictured with his father Kashmir Espinosa, said he immediately ran for help after seeing flames in the kitchen

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Jayden, pictured with his father Kashmir Espinosa, said he immediately ran for help after seeing flames in the kitchen

His aunt Nicole Peeples said she doesn't think they would have survived without Jayden's warning.

Peeoples said she did not smoke smoke and that none of the fire alarms went off.

& # 39; Without Jayden, I don't think we would have survived, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; He said & # 39; aunt, aunt, there is fire. We have to get out. & # 39; I never smelled smoke and the fire alarms never went off. I'm so glad he was there. & # 39;

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Jayden & # 39; s father Kashmir Espinosa also praised his little boy and said: “What he did was brave. I hope everyone would do the same. & # 39;

Firefighters investigate the cause of the fire.

Residents say the house has been destroyed and the family is now homeless.

Firefighters investigate the cause of the fire. Residents say the house has been destroyed and the family is now homeless

Firefighters investigate the cause of the fire. Residents say the house has been destroyed and the family is now homeless

Firefighters investigate the cause of the fire. Residents say the house has been destroyed and the family is now homeless

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