GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Gteenager says he was afraid the fire department would be too late.
When he saw his house on Underhill Avenue SW was on fire, Markell Green, 16, says he called 911 and then ran into the burning building to evacuate his sister and two dogs.
"The whole front porch was on fire," he recalled. "Flames and smoke everywhere. I was like 'Oh, crap! My sister is in there.'"
The fire Tuesday afternoon did major damage to the rental home, but the teenager made sure his sister 13-year-old sister Kayla and their pets got out safely
"When I got into the house there were flames everywhere and smoke," he said. "It was dark and I couldn't see. But I had to get her up and get her out."