OCONTO - You don't typically see three-year-olds at city councilmeetings. But this is no ordinary three-year-old.
Last month, D.J. Flom helped save 21 people from a fire at thisapartment building in Oconto.
His parents say it's miraculous.
"It's amazing," D.J.'s father David said. "If it wasn't for him,I don't think any of us would be here tonight," said DavidFlom.
He's a hero to a lot of people and to me," said D.J.'s mother,Melissa.
The fire started in D.J.'s room after midnight. A night lightcaught fire and spread to the wall and D.J.'s bed. Thethree-year-old woke up came into his parents' room.
"He said that his grandma woke him up and said his bed was onfire," said David Flom.
The strange thing is D.J.'s grandma had died two monthsearlier.
"I have to say there's angels watching over the kids becausethere's no way he would've been here walking out of there without aburn and he did. No burns whatsoever," said Melissa Flom.
Melissa got the kids out. David, a former volunteer firefighter,helped evacuate the building. He then put the fire out.
"I just reacted. If it wasn't for my training I probablywould've just ran out the door with everybody else. But luckily,after all the training and years on the fire department myinstincts kicked in and I knew exactly what had to be done and howto do it," said David Flom.
There was a smoke detector in the apartment when the fire brokeout but D.J. woke up his parents before the detector went off. Thefire department says if he hadn't things could've been muchworse."
"His action were crucial in that fire being extinguished andstopping the loss that could've occurred," said Jack Mlnarik.
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