Teen’s Late Night Gaming Saves Family From Fire

A 12-year-old who just happened to be up all night playing video games in Danville, Kentucky, is being credited with saving his entire family. On Thursday morning at around 3:30 am, Jaxxyn Wood was on the first floor of his family home playing video games when he smelled something funny in the air. Jaxxyn said that he "smelled something really bad, like Legos on fire."

Upon further investigation he noticed that the ice machine in the kitchen was on fire.

"I grabbed a plastic cup of water and put it out as much as I could, and then I went and got everybody," he told news station WKYT.

After doing his best to deal with the fire, he went to the second floor and woke up his sisters, who then went and woke everyone else up in the house.

Jaxxyn said he learned what to do in emergencies like this at school.

"A fireman came to our school and he said if there's ever a fire there's most likely gonna be smoke in the air," he said. "So you want to duck down and get everyone you can and get out."

Firefighters said that the house didn't have smoke detectors, so the family was lucky the teen was up at that time or they all could have died.

Source: WKYT

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    hellfire7885 says:

    I'm waiting for that one too, at the very least that the kid started the fire himself after seeing it in GTAV.


    Oh, sorry, Fox News, they would called it Grand Theft Auto 9 or something.

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    Atrayo says:

    Depending on the Fire Incident report if the fire was caused by faulty wiring in the kitchen. Or the Ice Machine itself (perhaps it was under recall?) would be a stab to take the ice machine manufacturer to court. (I hope they have home owners insurance)

    Although to attempt to put out a kitchen fire with a plastic cup filled with water on multiple trips. Is kinda awkward if not bone headed, still kudos to try and save the kitchen.

    Nonetheless the tween is a hero to his family for sure. That's one Christmas miracle to be thankful that no one was hurt.

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    GrimCW says:

    Same here when I moved in, but I'm not sure where your going.  The ones I had would go off over the SLIGHTEST sense of any smoke. Couldn't cook in the house without them going off.

    In this case though the area FD says it gives out free ones and offers free installation so they're put in properly.

    If they were bad than the FD likely would replace them for free as well. Either way, they aren't hard to get new ones yourself either though. But free is free, and safe is safe/

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    Kajex says:

    Smoke detectors of certain brands and certain ages can be infuriatingly sensitive to almost anything. I had to remove the ones in this house 2 weeks after moving in because they kept going off randomly. We couldn't even figure out what was causing them to malfunction, and it was so bad at one point that they went off twice a day for a full -week-.

    Ended up getting them replaced, which is all the more frustrating because they "old" ones were actually -new-.

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    GrimCW says:

    No smoke detectors? that was smart… Especially when they're given out for FREE and installed as such..

    Wish my area had that, we're mandated to have them by law, and yet have to provide our own..

    Also while the kid did good overall, it wasn't exactly a brilliant move to dump water on what sounds to have been an electrical fire, He's lucky it didn't get worse right then. 

    Good on him though, questionable why he was capable of being up that late/early, but it did good.

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