Nick Bostic, Hero
The hero's name is Nick Bostic. He was driving to get gas after midnight on July 11 and passed a house on fire, which the fire department believes began after ashes that hadn't been fully extinguished were left in a bucket on the front porch. He didn't have his phone with him and couldn't call 911 so he stopped and found an unlocked door in the back of home. When he called out to see if anyone was inside, a teenager appeared at the top of the stairs with some younger children.
Seionna Barrett, 18, was babysitting her three siblings and her sister's friend while their parents were out on a date night playing darts. Seionna had smelled smoke and was frantically trying to wake up everyone to get them out of the house when Bostic busted through the back door.
Bostic said he hustled everyone outside - then Seionna told him the baby was missing. Bostic would soon learn she was referring to 6-year-old Kaylani, nicknamed "Baby K," who was still in the burning house.
Those four might have made it out without Bostic's help. But the fifth, Kaylani, was in real trouble. For some reason she was downstairs, where the fire was spreading quickly.
"I ran inside and looked under beds and closets, but I couldn't find her," he said. "But when I got to the stairs that led downstairs, I heard some faint crying."
The staircase was full of smoke, and the heat seemed unbearable, he said, adding that he hesitated for a moment before plunging down the stairs&
"I rolled her up in my arm like a football, then felt my way back up the stairs," Bostic said. "It was extremely hot and smoky, and it was painful to breathe. The only light I could see was coming from the rooms upstairs. So I headed up there."
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