Acts of Kindness
3 Teens fearlessly enter burning home in neighborhood to save people inside
They didn't know the people that owned the house. All they knew was that time was running out and no one else was going to save them.
Elijah Chan
09.08.22

One great defining factor of an individual is the friends they keep.

Friends can lead us down a bad path or to a good one. And when the moment needs us to step up, friends can also lead us to a heroic path.

These 3 make great friends.

In a neighborhood in Michigan, three friends decided that if one of them would run to a house on fire, all of them will.

And when they emerged from the smoke, they were celebrated as heroes.

It started with a drive.

Chase Adams and his friends were driving down the street when they noticed a plume of smoke.

He was riding with his lifelong friends Colin Anderson and Ethan Morche when they passed by the house where the smoke was coming out.

They were just coming back from the store when they stopped just a few meters from the house.

In an interview with FOX 2 Detroit, Adams said they thought it was a bonfire. But as they observed more carefully, they realized it was coming out of the ceiling.

It’s all on camera.

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YouTube Screenshot - Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV

The dramatic event was caught on the neighbor’s security camera.

The camera was situated just across the road. In the video, you can see the terrifying smoke bellowing from the house and one can suspect that the fire was raging stronger and stronger.

Instead of just idling by, the three friends sprang into action. Then, a few moments after they stopped, you can see the boys running toward the house.

The boys tried the front first.

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YouTube Screenshot - Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV

When the door didn’t open, they tried running to the back of the house.

From there, they could already see that the situation was becoming more dangerous with each passing second.

They said they could hear someone screaming “My house is on fire!” They also saw that the fire was spreading rapidly.

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The fire was creeping out from the windows of the garage. The boys then disappeared from the camera’s view.

Smoke continued to huff out from the house. A local mail carrier even stopped to see what was happening.

Just then, neighbors began to take a closer look and other cars were also stopping to see what was happening.

Then, one of the boys emerged from the smoke-filled doors.

The boys saved the adult son first.

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YouTube Screenshot - Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV

The boys were scared at first that they lost the man in the smoke. But when he eventually got out shortly after them, the boys felt a huge relief.

They then saved the man’s mother.

After around 4 minutes, a fire truck stops right in front of the house. Paramedics treated the victims for smoke inhalation.

The neighborhood celebrated the residents’ safety and the heroism of the three boys.

When Livonia Fire Chief Robert Jennison was asked by FOX how he feels about seeing three high school guys go out of their way to save people, he said it “gave him chills”.

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“We’re so proud of them. It was a courageous and heroic thing to do,” Fire Chief Robert Jennison said to FOX.

As for the boys, they just think that it’s only natural to look after one another.

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YouTube Screenshot - Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV

“We just thought it was the right thing to do to get them out,” Morche said.

Watch how these three teens responded when they saw a house on fire.

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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