NY boy killed in fire hailed as hero for saving 6

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:16 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who died while trying to rescue his disabled grandfather from a burning mobile home had saved the lives of six relatives after being awoken by a burning blanket, authorities said.

Tyler Doohan was being called a hero by firefighters on Wednesday, two days after the early morning fire tore through the grandfather's home in a trailer park in Penfield, killing the boy, his grandfather and his uncle. Six other relatives - four adults and children ages 4 and 6 - were rescued because of Tyler's actions, officials said.

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