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Teen saves brother from fire

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:25 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

FDNY officials are crediting a 16-year-old Rosedale girl with saving her 3-year-old brother last Sunday when a fire tore through their home.

A report published in the Daily News stated that Delissa Jones of 253-08 Francis Lewis Blvd. pulled her brother, Demetrius, from their burning house and waited on the roof to their porch until firefighters arrived and could come to their rescue.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find the children’s father telling them that people were still inside.

Delissa was able to grab her brother and take him out of a second-story window.

Fire officers quoted at the scene said the first floor was fully engulfed when they arrived, and that smoke obscured the two children perched on the roof.

A firefighter mounted a ladder and grabbed Demetrius from his sister.

Delissa was able to climb down the ladder to safety on her own.

Both children were taken by city EMS personnel to a nearby hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.

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