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Hero boy, 7, pulls baby sister out of burning home after climbing through window

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A brave seven-year-old boy pulled his baby sister out of a burning house after his ex-firefighter dad lifted him through a window.

Eli Davidson was hailed a hero after rescuing his 22-month-old sibling from the devastating blaze in New Tazewell in Tennessee, US.

His mother Nicole Davidson woke in the middle of the night as smoke and flames engulfed the house.

She told WVLT8 news channel of how she and her husband Chris, who are both ex-firefighters, sprang into action on Tuesday night.

She said: “He grabbed the fire extinguisher trying to buy me time to get the kids, and I grabbed the boys because they were closest to the fire."

Mrs Davidson said flames in the living room prevented her from reaching the bedroom where her 22-month-old daughter was sleeping.

But once the parents and two sons made it safely outside, she said her husband gave Eli a boost so he could enter the baby's bedroom through a window.

Eli said: "Dad busted the window and then I said, ‘I can’t do it,’ like two times, and then I said, ‘I got her dad’.

"And when we went down there I said ‘I was scared but I didn’t want my sister to die’."

Eli was able to get into the bedroom and grabbed the baby from her crib, handing her out the window safely.

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No one was hurt in the blaze but the family home was totally destroyed.

The Davidsons are now staying with a family member who lives nearby.

South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department initially responded to the fire along with several other nearby departments.

Investigators have not determined an official cause, but an electrical fire is suspected.

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