Late-Night Gaming Kid Saves Family From House Fire

Let's hear it for letting your six-year-old stay up late to play video games. That's what Taylor Hendrix, of Brownsville, Tennessee, was doing when he noticed smoke and flames from the attic "coming down the chimbley". Taylor sounded the alarm, getting his grandparents and four other children out of the home before it was completely destroyed by fire.

"He's my little hero-man," his grandmother told WMC-TV of Memphis. "That's my tater-bug."

It's a happy ending in that no one was injured, but the home and everything the family had within it — presumably Taylor's console too — is gone. His grandfather, Mike Brown, battled the blaze with a water hose to no avail. Brown's co-workers and local churches are pitching in to help the family recover.

"My grandson saved my life. He most certainly did," said Paula Brown, his grandmother. You can see WMC-TV's full report in the video below.

"Little Taylor was up playing Xbox," said the station's reporter. We'll forgive him for not being more specific this time.

Taylor Hendrix, 6-Year-Old Tennessee Boy, Saves Family From House Fire (VIDEO) [Huffington Post. Video via WMC-TV]

Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee


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    But of course he'll go on to commit mass homicide when he is older.

    FOX NEWS REPORT: CHILD STAYS UP LATE GAMING... HOUSE CATCHES FIRE... FAMILY ESCAPES...

    CORRELATION MEANS CHILD + LATE GAMING = HOUSEFIRE... FAMILY LUCKY TO ESCAPE CHILDS WRATH!!!!!!

    *sigh* I can see them doing that shit... I really can.

      That's exactly what I was going to say, I reckon the media will spin it so video games caused housefire.

      And tonight in Fox news: yet more proof of the evils of video gaming.
      A young boy was playing his and I quote "xbox 360" when a fire 'MYSTERIOUSLY' broke out in the house. The boy claims he did not start the fire but Fox News has yet to see ANY evidence for his defense.
      The vice president of the company that makes these 'xboxes', Yusuf Mehdi, was 'unavailable' to comment.

      MIDNIGHT GAMER SPARKS HOUSE FIRE FROM EXCESSIVE USE OF CONSOLE

    I don't want to sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but why is a 6 year old staying up until 4am to play video games???

    Tater-bug? That's so cute. Oh, and I suppose good on him for saving his family and all... >_> But seriously, that pet name is cute. ^_^

    Mike Brown, who lives in Brownesvill.

    Surely, I've been punked. C'mon guys, where are you hiding those cameras?!

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