Heroic Man Saves Five People From Burning House Fire In Midwest

An Indiana man is being hailed as a hero, after reportedly saving four children and one 18-year-old from a house that caught fire early Monday morning.

Hero Nick Bostic saw flames billowing while driving past a house and slammed on his brakes to pull into the driveway.

He then ran into the burning building to find four individuals whom he led out to safety. If that wasn’t enough, Bostic courageously ran back into the house — while the flames still raged — after being told one of the children was missing.

Battling the fire and black smoke, Bostic was able to locate the child by following the sound of faint cries. Incredibly, he then grabbed the child, ran up the stairs, and leaped from the second-story window to safety in superhero fashion.

“I grabbed her and held her snug and I ran up those stairs like a running back for the Colts. I jumped out that window,” he had said.

Police body cam footage, posted to Twitter by a local CBS affiliate journalist, showed the dramatic moment where Bostic came running from the house with the missing child.


While having a tourniquet applied by police, Bostic was recorded on camera asking, “Is the baby OK? Please tell me that baby’s OK.”

Bostic, though displaying heroic actions, claims he’s not a hero. Adding that, “if it were me up there trapped, or asleep and there was a fire, I’d be hoping that the guy driving would consider doing the same if they were able to.”

Lafayette Police Department’s Lt. Randy Sherer praised Bostic’s actions just the same.

“His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he has impressed many with his courage, tenacity, and steadfast calmness in the face of such perilous danger,” Sherer said in a statement.

While Bostic may not think he’s a hero — his actions serve as a rare and inspiring example of an ordinary citizen rising to the occasion, to perform past the point of our normal ability. What he did, was nothing short of extraordinary.

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