21 Year-old Saves 100 From Ontario Fire, Hailed as Hero

21 Year-old Saves 100 From Ontario Fire, Hailed as Hero

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photo of angel-lights by John Stone, eyeclectic.netJames Slatcher is being hailed a hero, credited with saving more than 100 lives, after a devastating fire tore through a 36-unit townhouse development in Sutton.

The 21-year-old was out playing basketball at around 3 a.m. when he noticed thick, black smoke billowing a balcony and sprang into action.

After locating a fire alarm and getting his sister’s family out, with no thought to his own danger, Mr. Slatcher pounded on 36 doors and helped carry dazed and frightened children, as well as pets, outside to safety.

(READ the story, w/ photos, in YorkRegion.com)

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