Five Year Old Recognized for Saving Family

Published 04/18 2014 03:50PM

Updated 04/18 2014 05:15PM

April 18, 2014-When little Landyn Hines heard the smoke detector go off on March 28 he knew what to do. And because he did, his family is alive today.

The little boy's actions allowed his parents to get him  and his brothers from the burning home, and while the family lost everything in the fire they have each other.

At the Meadville City Council Meeting Thursday, Landyn was given a new bike and a handsome medal to recognize his bravery.

With their house and belongings gone, the family is currently staying in a Meadville shelter while putting plans for the future into place. Donations are being accepted at any PNC Bank branch or by mail at PNC Bank, P.O. Box 426, Saegertown, Pa 16433. Checks should be made payable to “Fire Fund for the Hines family.”

A benefit is also scheduled for May 17 from 2 to 10 p.m. at French Quarter on Perry Highway. “Make reservations on Facebook,” Jon Hines said, noting that a $5 donation is being requested at the door and all sorts of fun activities are being planned.

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