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Oregon Teen Rescues 7-Year-Old Neighbor From House Fire

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YAHOO.COM - High school freshman Marcos Ugarte didn't think twice about sprinting down the street to help rescue a family of five, including two young children, who were trapped in their burning home. Giving a helping hand is second nature for Marcos, the 14-year-old's father said.

The fire broke out in the second-story bedroom of a 7-year-old boy at home in Troutdale, Ore., Monday at about 10 p.m., Gresham Fire Battalion Chief Mark Maunder said. Marcos and his dad, Eduardo Ugarte, were sitting on the couch in their home four doors away when they heard screaming down the street.

"As soon as we realized it [the screaming] was coming from the house down the street, I assumed they were just arguing," Ugarte said. "I said to Marcos, 'Let's just leave them alone.' But Marcos said, 'No Dad, look at the glow behind the house.'" click here to read more

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