Teens Save Man and Son From House Fire

Three teens helped save a man and his son from a house fire in Kern Valley.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2018 2:21 PM

KERN RIVER VALLEY, Calif. - Three teens helped save a man and his son from a house fire in Kern Valley.

The teens say that they saw the flames coming from the house and they ran in to help. A man was in the shower at the time and his son was sleeping when the fire broke out. 

According to fire officials, a fallen water heater caught the home on fire and they spread fast. 

The homeowner was a community pastor, and he honored the three teenagers with a plaque at a church service on Sunday for their bravery. 

"These boys acted very quickly and selflessly and I can't say thank you enough," said Darren Ridings, homeowner and pastor at Missionary Baptist Church. 

A neighbor heard about the fire and reportedly donated a new water heater to the pastor. 

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