GA Fire Department Lauds Girl’s Actions During House Fire


By Jessica Loeding

Cartersville (GA) – On September 4, Krystal Blake calmly roused her brother and gathered the dogs, likely saving lives and property from a fire that began in the kitchen.

On Tuesday, the Bartow County Fire Department (BCFD) honored the six-year-old White Elementary School student for her bravery during the incident.

Blake was home with her brothers—ages 16 and 10—at the Williams Drive address in Cartersville when food the teenager had been cooking caught fire. Hearing the smoke detectors, the girl woke the younger brother and gathered the pets, taking them all outside where she met fire crews and provided vital information on the fire.

Working smoke detectors and education, both things Krystal Blake had on her side, are top priorities for BCFD in helping keep the community safe.

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