Brother Braves Flames

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 9:23am

12-year-old rushes into burning home to save four younger siblings.

Justin Jackson doesn't consider himself brave, but it was his quick actions that saved his four siblings from a house fire.

The 12-year-old was watching his brothers and sisters at their Milton, Florida home when a fire broke out on Sunday.

Bad weather in the area knocked the power out at the home and Jackson lit a few candles.

In the early hours of the morning he woke up to flames.

Jackson sprung into action, carrying his three brothers outside to safety.

"I just picked them up and took them outside and I was knocking on neighbor's doors but none of them came out," Jackson said.

But someone was missing.

His little sister was still inside.

"I had to pick her up and she was real stiff, I was just real scared at that point. I was just real scared at that point," Jackson said.

Jackson's sister also made it out alive and then he went back into the burning home a third time, to call 911.

Jackson's mother, Tiffanie, was at work when she received the call.

"When I saw the flames, I was like, my house is on fire. I didn't know what to do," Tiffanie Jackson said.

She says is she thankful for one very important thing she does have, her five children alive and unharmed.

"There ain't enough words to describe how proud I am of him, he's my hero," she said.

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