Young Man Severely Burned After Saving 8-Year-Old from House Fire

A Washington man, who has been hospitalized with serious burns all over his body after he rushed into a burning home to save his 8-year-old niece, told reporters from his hospital bed that he would do it again.

Derrick Byrd, 20, of Aberdeen, which is about a two-hour drive from Seattle, told KOMO News, “I’d do it again, I really would.” . . .

Byrd said when the fire broke out he immediately tried to help his sister get her three young children out of the home through the second-floor window. . .

Byrd told the station he caught his 6-year-old nephew and his sister’s baby but her 8-year-old daughter, Mercedes, was too afraid to jump. . .

“She was screaming my name,” Byrd told the station. “So, I wasn’t just going to let her sit there. I wasn’t going to let my niece die.” (Read more from “Young Man Severely Burned After Saving 8-Year-Old from House Fire” HERE)

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