Kent Police and Fire recognized a nine year old boy as a hero on Thursday for being alert enough to realize that his neighbor's house was on fire and to quickly summon for help.
Brandon Waterson says he was on his front porch when he smelled and saw smoke coming from the windows of the house next door.
The neighbor was at a doctor's appointment, so Waterson made a quick call to his mother, who was at work, telling her that he thought something was wrong.
"I told him, I believe if there's smoke there's usually fire, and then I told him to go across the street to his best friend's house," said Sandra Waterson.
The boy went across the street to his friend's home and had his friend's mother call 9-1-1.
Fire Chief John Tosko was the first to arrive on scene.