Teen springs into action to help during City Heights house fire
6:17 AM, Oct 3, 2018
7:36 AM, Oct 3, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A teen jumped into action to help keep residents away from a fire that burned a City Heights home on Tuesday.
The fire erupted at a home in the 4400 block of Highland Avenue shortly before 6 p.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials.
While others watched, Keysean Weaver decided he needed to help.
"So, I ran over here and as I was running, I was trying to dial 911, and I got over here and dialed 911, and I’m yelling at everybody trying to get everybody on this side of the street away from the house,” said Weaver.
Weaver said he spotted cars and propane tanks near the flames, so he tried his best to keep everyone away.
“That’s when I had to start taking charge, start showing leadership skills,” the teen said. “I want to be a firefighter in the future, so I think this is a start.”
This house fire in the 4400 blk of Highland Av. was knocked down at 6p. Crews searched the home; no one inside. One person with minor burns but refused hospital transport. 4 adults and 1 child assisted with shelter by Red Cross. #teamworkpic.twitter.com/a7kwIbvxK5