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Updated: 12:18 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Posted: 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012
HOMEWOOD, Pa. —
A 10-year-old girl is being credited with saving her family from her burning Homewood home.
Firefighters said the blaze broke out at a home on Oakwood Street early Wednesday morning.
Officials said five people were inside of the house when flames erupted. Tanaiah Ramsey said she could smell the smoke and knew something was wrong.
"I was sleeping and I just smelled smoking and it woke me up and I told my momma," Tanaiah Ramsey said.
Tanaiah's mother said her daughter then helped get her younger siblings out of the house.
"She grabbed my baby, the 2-year-old, and they ran out on the back porch while me and her brother were on the back porch," Tanaiah's mother Tavia Ramsey said.
Firefighters said the house was also equipped with working smoke detectors.
One firefighter suffered burns to his hand and was treated at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
A fund to raise money for the family has been set up through Dollar Bank in East Liberty. The address is 6320 Shakespeare St., Pittsburgh Pa., 15206. Care of the "Ramsey Family Fund."
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