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Teens Spot Fire At Retirement Home Then Race Inside To Save The Residents
The 3 teenagers didn't hesitate to run into the burning facility, becoming real-life 'angels.'
Mary Rose Garra
09.16.21

Did you know that Metro Boomin, an American record producer, has released his debut solo studio album titled “Not All Heroes Wear Capes?”

However, we used to hear the phrase before he used it, right?

It means that ordinary people can be heroic in the same way that fictional superheroes can.

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Here’s an example of a recent fire where a group of teens jumped into action, showing that some heroes don’t wear capes.

On a Thursday in early May, two teenagers, 17-years of age were driving to a basketball court in St. Albert, Alta.

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They noticed smoke coming from the Citadel Mews West Retirement facility.

“My first reaction is, ‘Hey lets park the car and see if we can help out,’” Ryken Glew told CTV News.

They put themselves in danger to ensure that several seniors were able to escape safely.

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“I knew that the elderly people were going to struggle getting out,” Jackson Brown mentioned.

Glew shared that they were striving to get everyone out as quickly and calmly as possible. They began on the top floor and worked their way down, clearing every door that they could.

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“We did our best and it’s all we could do,” Glew said.

They claimed that the fire had not yet spread to the roof when they were inside, even though smoke was thick on the fourth floor.

Then there’s the third superhero who arrived to save the day!

Ethan Katicic, their 18-year-old friend, arrived soon after.

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At first, he assisted on the other side of the building by carrying pets to safety.

“A little old lady needed some help down the stairs. I helped her, carried her down the stairs. That was a pretty big moment for me,” Katicic recalled.

“And then the majority of time I just stayed and made sure that people kept their distance and let the firefighters handle their business.”

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Katicic shared that he wants to be a firefighter or an emergency responder as well.

“I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter. So this was a big, so big moment for me,” Katicic said.

Many people are grateful for their bravery.

Gina Ferri expressed her gratitude in a tweet response.

“My dad was in that burning building you (unbelievably) ran into.

Thanks to you & the other heroes, he’s safe.”

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Gina added,

“He’s fine, physically, & thanks to the staff, police, fire personnel & ordinary people like these 3 brave boys, only 2 residents suffered smoke inhalation injury.”

Richard Belly shared with CTV News that his father resided on the fourth floor.

“Thank God for them as far as I’m concerned, they’re three angels.

They’re very well-spoken, humble boys. It gives me hope for society.”

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Never, ever judge a book by its cover!

One person commented,

“These are examples to others of their generation to aspire to. Awesome guys!”

Another person left a positive remark,

“A rare breed amongst that generation. Brave young men that need to honored.”

Watch the video below to learn more about these amazing young men’s heroic actions!

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By Mary Rose Garra
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Mary Rose Garra is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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