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'I was just freaking out,' says boy who helped save kids from fire

'I was just freaking out,' says boy who helped save kids from fire

OAKLAND — Isiah Francis and his friend Jeremiah Grimes were playing video games and browsing YouTube in a trailer at Lake John's Motel Apartments on Tuesday when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw the smoke billowing from the back of a neighboring trailer with four children inside. Isiah, 10, and Jeremiah, 11, ran outside and saw a man — a person they described as "the stepdad" — who was trying to find water outside the burning home. The boys acted fast. "We went into the kitchen, and he [Jeremiah] got the infant, and I got the 1-year-old," Isiah said. "We didn't really see him. We had to use our sense of...

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