Age doesn’t have to be a hindrance for someone to do a heroic deed.
11-year-old Mackenzie Jenkins from Cape Coral, Florida got declared a hero after saving a sweet little dog from a fire.
Playing On Her Swing
Mackenzie was just sitting on a swing outside her home when she noticed something odd coming out of their neighbor’s house.
Mackenzie told WINK-TV, “I came outside to play on my swing and then I saw smoke coming out of the roof, and the front door and the bedroom window.”
She Heard Fiona
After seeing the smoke, Mackenzie heard the neighbor’s 8-month-old puppy, Fiona, barking, and she was worried that she might be in danger.
Calling For Help
Mackenzie immediately went inside her home to call 911. She provided the address, and just after a few moments, firefighters and rescuers were already in the neighborhood.
Fiona Was Saved
When the firefighters entered the house, they knew a dog needed to be rescued. Thanks to the information provided by Mackenzie.
Mackenzie is now being hailed as a hero by everyone. The firefighters presented her with a Community Recognition Coin for her heroic deed.
Mackenzie’s great-grandfather, Michael Jenkins, said in an interview, “Mackenzie could hear the dog barking so that was her concern. I was very proud of her. Very proud.”
Watch the news cover about Mackenzie in the video below.
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