Heroic Blackburn teenager rescues disabled boy from fire

Lancashire Telegraph: Heroic teenager Jordan Barnes Heroic teenager Jordan Barnes

A DISABLED seven-year-old boy was dramatically rescued by a neighbour after a fire at his home in Blackburn.

Heroic Jordan Barnes, 18, was alerted to the fire at the Fowler Height Close home in Livesey, Blackburn, by the boy’s mother.

He said: “I heard a knock at the door and my neighbour said her disabled son, who was asleep upstairs, needed rescuing. I ran into the house and upstairs to his bedroom, disconnected him from his machines, picked him up and ran out of the house with him. The house was full of smoke. I didn’t think about the dangers, I just wanted to get the little lad out.”

The mum, who didn’t want to be named, said: “Jordan has been brilliant. I’m very grateful for everything he has done. My son has cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair and Jordan came to his rescue.”

The woman’s other children, aged 11, nine, and five, were safely evacuated from the house.

Watch manager Dave Hilliard said: “We were called to the scene at around 6.15pm after reports of a kitchen fire.

“The woman had left her handbag on the hob and was distracted with one of the children.

“We believe one of the children may have switched on the hob which has caused the handbag to set alight.

“The family had a lucky escape from what could have been a very serious fire.”

The fire has caused extensive damage to the surfaces and smoke damage to the property.

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11:53am Wed 9 Jan 13

roversjeff says...

This lad (Jordon) deserves a bravery medal. Well done mate you are credit to your family and the people of Blackburn.
This lad (Jordon) deserves a bravery medal. Well done mate you are credit to your family and the people of Blackburn. roversjeff

4:17pm Wed 9 Jan 13

E Claire says...

Well done Jordan :)
Well done Jordan :) E Claire

7:05pm Wed 9 Jan 13

kojak10 says...

Well done Jordan your a great lad xx
Well done Jordan your a great lad xx kojak10

1:37pm Fri 11 Jan 13

mark007 says...

Well done Jordan, I'll buy you a pint if i see you out!
Well done Jordan, I'll buy you a pint if i see you out! mark007

10:07pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Black Car Guy. says...

Wow well done. Not many would have done that.
Wow well done. Not many would have done that. Black Car Guy.

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