SoCal Teen Dies While Saving Family From Oak Hills House Fire

  • Source: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
  • Published: 03/17/2023 12:00 AM

A 16-year-old boy is being remembered as a hero after he died while helping to save his family from a fire in their home. Jordan Wells died early Sunday morning after his Oak Hills home went up in flames. He had been playing video games in the living room when he smelled smoke and saw flames. Jordan woke up his 9-year-old sister, Brooklyin, and the two ran throughout the home, waking everyone up and telling them to get out. There were 11 people inside at the time. Within seconds, smoke filled the residence, making it impossible to breathe and difficult to see. “I heard him say, ‘Papa’ and that was the last time I heard his voice, and I thought maybe he got out,” grandfather Freddie Williams said. Firefighters arrived and helped two people who had suffered from burns and smoke inhalation. Williams said he looked for Jordan but couldn't find him.


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