No Injuries at House Fire…and a Little Boy's Dream Comes True

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Round Rock, Texas boy stands at the ready by his play fire truck while professional firefighters wrap up successfully putting out neighbor's house fire.

Boy next to toy fire truck watches as professional firefighters clean up after successfully putting out a house fire.

A young Round Rock, Texas, boy stands at the ready as local firefighters wrap up their work putting out a house fire.

While the responding firefighters were reloading their gear onto their trucks, they asked the anxious neighbor boy for a helping hand. He gladly accepted the job and quickly assisted the firefighters with reloading the fire hoses.

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Round Rock Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire located at 911 Wilderness Path. While the smoke could be seen from halfway across town and crews from four different stations responded to the alarm, there was one little firefighter who couldn’t wait to be a part of the action. He watched carefully as he stayed close to his own truck waiting for the big boys to call him in.

The Round Rock firefighters were able to knock down the fire in the fully involved garage which had also spread to the 2 vehicles in the driveway. A secondary crew attacked the fire that had spread into the attic of the home. A firefighter inside the home located the family’s cat that was thankfully unharmed. No one was injured in the fire and the loss is estimated at approximately $80,000 in property damage.

But what about our patient little firefighter? Yes, he finally got the call. While the responding firefighters were reloading their gear onto their trucks, they asked the anxious neighbor boy for a helping hand. He gladly accepted the job and quickly assisted the firefighters with reloading the fire hoses. While seeing a family’s home be destroyed by fire is difficult, the firefighters appreciated being able to make a junior firefighter’s big boy dreams a reality.

The photo attached to this press release was taken by RRFD Chaplain Jeremy VanDelinder and has received over 160,000 views on Facebook at the time of this release. To obtain full resolution copies of the photo and several others from the scene, please contact City of Round Rock Multimedia Specialist, Brian Ligon, at bligon(at)roundrocktexas(dot)gov.

Please courtesy “Round Rock Fire Department” when the photos are used in broadcast, web or social media.

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