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Boy, 10, rushes into burning house to save little sister

Antoine Burks, 10, ran back into his burning house in Louisville, Ky. to save his little sister.

When fire broke out at a Louisville, Ky., home on Sunday night, 10-year-old Antoine Burks ran out. But then, remembering his little sister, Trinity, 6, he ran back in, braving the flames.

“I thought, if something bad happened to her, it might have been my fault, because I’m the big brother and I gotta protect her,” Antoine told WAVE’s Katie Bauer.

Trinity Barks, whose cheek, nose and lips were badly burned by the fire, said she was disoriented.


“I didn’t know where to go because the fire was standing right by me,” she said.

The fire started when Trinity, spraying her shoes with a liquid protector, accidentally sprayed a nearby lamp. All of a sudden, she said, “Fire popped out of nowhere.”

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