Heroic 12-Year-Old Boy Saves Grandmother From Burning House

Mon, October 15, 2012 12:46pm EST by 6 Comments
Seth Cutright rescue fire
Courtesy of KATU news

Seth Curtight, 12, is being hailed as a hero after he carried his grandmother Rose Cutright from their blazing home in Vernonia, Ore. on Oct. 12. The fire started when Rose lit a cigarette inside their home, which contained leaking gas.

Seth Cutright, 12, smelled leaking gas at his home right before his grandmother Rose Cutright lit a cigarette in her bedroom. Moments later, she — and the entire house — was engulfed in flames.

“It was like ‘boom.’ A flash before your eyes,” Seth told Portland news station KATU. “My grandma was on fire.”

The boy and his grandmother were the only ones home at the time, so Seth grabbed his grandma and carried her out of the burning building. While he was carrying her out, he said the fire on her went out.

He then ran to a neighbor’s house and told them to call the ambulance.

Both Seth and Rose are recovering at the Oregon Burn Center. The boy has visible scars and burns covering his face, and his hands are wrapped in bandages, but doctors said when his face heals, he will have no visible scarring.

Rose remains in serious condition.

“I love you. I’m proud of you. You’re my hero,” Seth’s father, Roger Cutright, said. The two wanted to appear on TV to thank the doctors at the burn center, as well as warn others of gas leaks and home fires.

Firefighters were also able to rescue several cats and some chickens from the home. The Red Cross is helping the Cutright family.

What a heroic story. What do YOU think of Seth’s actions HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Patrice Shay

Posted at 11:08 AM on October 17, 2012  

This “kid” could have just turned and ran out – instead he grabbed his grandmother WHO WAS ON FIRE, and rescued her! He is the definition of courage, and deserves any rewards that come his way.

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ashish m. kothari

Posted at 8:10 AM on October 17, 2012  

he is the real hero …..all the best dude

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Posted at 4:46 PM on October 15, 2012  

What the hell was the grandma doing??

First of all, if he’s smelt something suspicious, why didn’t she take that into consideration.
Second of all, who the f* lights a cigarette while inside, with a freaking 12 year old in the same room!? And why would you smoke inside??

Some people should really smarten up. It makes me sick.

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Posted at 12:39 PM on October 16, 2012  

It’s still a free country. Unless BO gets back in. Who said he was in the room?

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Posted at 3:04 PM on October 15, 2012  

Praying for hero Seth and his grandmother to heal soon :)

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Posted at 2:49 PM on October 15, 2012  

What a super star!! I wish him an amazingly wonderful life

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