Downsville (WQOW) - She's being called a hero; 3rd grader Addie Collinsworth from Downsville, helped save her family from a house fire early Sunday morning.
“I woke up in my brother's room and I saw that the tree outside was glowing red,” says Addie.
This was around 5:30 Sunday morning.
“So I went to tell my mom and she said go back to bed and she said go back to bed it's just a dream. And I told her no it's not a dream, so she went to go look and she came back saying that's a fire,” says Addie.
“When I got up it sounded like uhh, it was huffing, like the ceiling was breathing, sucking air and then it started to sound more like a thunderstorm, tornado-ish sound,” says Addie's father, Matt Collinsworth.
Matt and Bobbi Collinsworth, their two children Addie and Levi, and even their house pets, were all able to get out safely. But the house was severely damaged.
“The first thing Levi said was my sister is a hero,” says Mary Henry, the Principal of Downsville Elementary School.