MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – A family in Muhlenberg County is alive tonight because of a brave four-year-old. He woke up a house of sleeping family members when a fire broke out Thursday morning.
Hunter Rose was sleeping in the living room with his older sister when he says the flames woke him up. That’s when he jumped up waking up his sister, grandparents, and uncle. Saving not only their lives but their home also.
“If it hadn’t of been for this young man right here, it would have been bad. He woke everybody up. This is my hero,” Larry Rose says.
Hero. The word an entire family is using to describe the youngest person, Hunter Rose.
“If it hadn’t of been for him, his sister probably would have caught on fire. She was the closest one to it, and I’m so grateful for this four-year-old,” Larry Rose says.
The Rose family was told an extension cord is what caused the fire.
Although their home isn’t a total loss, they lost pictures and other irreplaceable items. But they all agree, the most important thing is everyone got out safely.
“He saved my brother, he saved my mom, my dad, my other daughter. He saved himself,” Jeffery Rose explains.
“I saved everybody,” Hunter Rose says.
Larry rose, hunter’s grandpa says he can’t explain how grateful he is for his grandson.
“There’s no words that can describe what my little buddy has done. Papaw loves you,” Larry Rose says.
Hunter’s dad says he now knows the things he’s teaching his son are sticking with him.
“We have an evacuation plan in our own home and they know if something’s going wrong, alert someone and get outside,” Jeffery Rose says. “It makes me feel like we’re doing what we’re supposed to do as parents.”
But the bravery this young boy showed, he’s surprised by.
“I don’t have the words to describe the words for the emotions that I feel for that. Four years old. There’s no way I would have had that much courage at four years old,” Jeffery Rose.
When we talked with hunter this afternoon he said he wanted to be a police officer when he grows up. But he knows he played the role of a firefighter.
(This story was originally published on October 10, 2019)