10-year-old Isabella found herself locked inside a burning house, after her father left to pick up her siblings from school, with dinner cooking on the stove.
After putting on dinner, Isabella’s father remembered he was on school pick up. As he left, he deadlocked the front door ensuring no one could get in while Isabella was home alone.
Moments later Isabella heard the smoke alarm. The kitchen, situated at the back of the house, was on fire. She attempted to evacuate via the front door, only to discover it was locked. The back door was obstructed by the raging fire in the kitchen. Remarkably, Isabella knew to call triple o. Kate Langbroek was blown away by the maturity of the 10-year-old, reflecting; “When I listen to this call, I marvel at so much of it.” Isabella, panicking, yelled at the operator “There’s smoke in the house! I’ll probably burn, I can’t get out!”
We just spoke to 10 year old Isabella who was locked inside her house during a fire. Yesterday she was acknowledge as a #ESTA Junior Triple Zero Hero. A video posted by Hughesy and Kate (@hughesyandkate) on Jun 2, 2016 at 11:40pm PDT