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10-Year-Old Praised For Saving Multiple Seniors' Lives After Assisted Living Facility Goes Up In Flames

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Liz Matos owns and operates the Magnolia Manor assisted living facility in Healdsburg, California. On Saturday, while baking enchilada's in the over her 10-year-old son, Carlos noticed smoke coming from the oven.

When Matos opened the broiler, flames shot up and caught the upper cabinets on fire.

She told Carlos to call 911 and he did. While waiting for the firetrucks to arrive, Matos got the six elderly clients out of the home.

They waited outside for firetrucks to arrive.

Carlos told KTVU:

"They said help is on the way and to take a deep breath. I was pretty scared and heavy breathing and stuff."

His mom added:

"It was super scary. I wasn't sure sometimes we were going to make it. But I needed to help them. They depend on me."

As for Carlos she added:

"I'm really proud of him. That was a lot of pressure to put on him."

Everyone was able to get out uninjured but the facility is a total loss.


Wayne Freedman, a reporter for ABC News filed the story.




People are calling Carlos a hero.








Glad everyone is safe!

H/T: KTVU, ABC