The three baby sitters gathered in a suburban Puyallup home April 15 were doing what teens do.
“We were just talking about life and stuff,” Karsyn Perez, then 13, said.
The teens were grouped around the kitchen’s island, listening to music and deciding what to have for dinner. Upstairs were eight younger siblings and friends playing games.
By the time the evening was over, the house would be a smoking ruin and the three teens heroes for risking their lives to save the eight others.