8-year-old boy saves mom in house fire

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LENOIR, N.C. — An 8-year-old boy in Lenoir is being called a hero after family members say he woke his mother after noticing their home was on fire.

According to WSOC, the boy forced open the front door Tuesday morning after waking to flames and smoke spreading through the home.

Megan Stanfield suffered second- and third-degree burns to nearly one-third of her body after the home caught fire while she and her son slept.

“He’s a hero,” the mother’s boyfriend, Johnny Bumgarner said. “He saved his mama’s life. They say he’s the reason she woke up.”

Fire investigators believe the fire was accidental, starting in a part of the home where they say Stanfield was asleep.

Family members said in the confusion she went looking for her son before getting out.

Neighbors said they are praying for the single mother, who had just bought Christmas gifts last week for her son.

Those gifts are now gone.

It was reported that the two escaped with only the clothes they were wearing.

Source: WSOC


  • Miss B

    This article makes no sense. It says the woman has second and third degree burns over 1/3 of her body, but then goes on to say that “fortunately no one was injured in the fire”. Which is it? It cannot be both!

  • Ally

    Am I reading the same article as you? I do not see where it says “no one was injured in the fire”…I see that they escaped with only the clothes that they were wearing….regardless, what does it matter if they were injured? They now have nothing. I have a nine year old son, and I cannot imagine how that little boy feels to have lost his blankets and teddy bears and everything else. Is there anywhere to donate to this family?

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