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Boy uses fire safety studies to save family in Maine

He crawled beneath smoke to his mother's room, where he woke her and his sister


By David Hench
The Portland Press Herald

GORHAM, Maine — A 4-year-old boy who studied fire safety at his day-care center a few weeks ago used what he learned to help his family escape safely from a blaze in their basement apartment Monday.

Joseph Lamoin, who will turn 5 this month, woke at 5 a.m. to the smell and sight of smoke and did as he was taught.

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