9-year-old Effingham County boy saves family from house fire

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A quick-thinking 9-year-old helped save his sister and mother from their burning home.

The Effingham County family lost everything, but they’re thankful to be alive.

Their home on Bay Lane in Eden went up in flames Wednesday afternoon destroying just about everything they owned.

The family’s 9-year-old son, Caleb, immediately noticed the fire and jumped into action.

“As soon as he noticed the fire in the garage, he came out, and yelled at mom that there was a fire,” says father, Eric Castellanos, “I couldn’t be any more proud.”

Castellanos’ wife suffered minor injuries in the fire, and his hero son is a bit shaken up.

The family is now living with neighbors working to recover.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.

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