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Tennessee boy hailed as hero after waking family during fire

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Firefighters are crediting an 11-year-old Memphis boy with saving his family from a fire that broke out at their apartment.
   Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke told WREG-TV that the boy heard the smoke detector going off about 1 a.m. and woke up the other seven members of his family. Cooke said the boy likely saved their lives.
   When fire crews arrived at Ten Mile Creek Apartments a few minutes after the call came in, flames were coming through the roof. By then, everyone was out and no injuries were reported.
   Cooke says firefighters consider the boy a hero for his efforts.
   WMC-TV reports the Red Cross is helping the family.
   The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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