4-Year-Old Florida Girl Hailed a 'Hero' for Saving Family From Fire

Playing 4-Year-Old Helps Save Family From Burning Home in Florida

A 4-year-old Florida girl is being celebrated after saving her family from a devastating fire.

Mesha Farland, of Jacksonville, was the first to spot the blaze that wound up destroying her home. 

"When I was playing with my baby brother, I looked back and saw flames," she told WJXT

She ran to get her mother, Amri Payne, who saw the fire "shooting up to the roof."

"My first thing was to get the baby out of the crib and get everybody out of the house," Payne said. 

The damage was extensive, but Payne is looking on the bright side. 

"She's a hero," she said of Mesha. "I'm proud of her."

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