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Teen honored for saving family from house fire

Posted at 5:38 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 07:38:05-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A Tucson's 8th grader at Morgan Maxwell received a "Citizen's Award" from the Tucson Fire Chief for saving his family from a house fire.

Earlier this month, Alexander Sanchez woke up in the middle of the night to a house fire. He quickly woke up his sister and grandparents, who all were able to escape.

Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker said, "to be able to give him a pat on the back and tell him that we're proud of him, it does give you a good feeling."

Sanchez received a certificate for his bravery as well as a $250 grant that was submitted by a teacher prior to the incident.