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Hear dramatic 911 call from poised 13-year-old boy trapped in house fire with his little sister

CLINTON, Md. (WJLA) — A 13-year-old boy who made a dramatic call to 911 and his 9-year-old sister were rescued from a house fire Sunday morning by Prince George’s County firefighters.

PGFD firefighters describe the rescue of two kids from a burning Clinton house. (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/WJLA)
As the boy talked with the 911 operator, he remained remarkably calm and communicative, trying to keep his little sister calm as well.

The kids were trapped on the second floor as the fire burned on the first floor of the home at 9609 Small Drive in Clinton. Three adults had escaped the fire, firefighters say.

As his sister can be heard saying they were going to die, her brother tells her not to say that.

After firefighters broke the window to enter the second floor, the girl grabbed on to one of their legs. The firefighter took his breathing apparatus and put it on the girl.

The three adults were taken to MedStar Hospital, the children to Children’s Hospital. All are expected to make full recoveries.

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