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Boy, 8, who saved cousins, 4, and 6, from fire, dies while trying to save disabled uncle

By Mason White 2:27 PM January 22, 2014
Tyler Doohan 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A young boy is called a hero for saving the lives of his two young cousins.

Sadly, he died in the fire while trying to save his wheelchair bound uncle.

8-year-old Tyler Doohan, was spending the night with his grandfather in New York, when a fire broke out in their trailer.

John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that nine people were sleeping in the single-wide mobile home in the town of Penfield, when the fire started around 4:45 a.m. on Monday.

Doohan was the first one to see the flames, and he woke up his younger cousins, who are 4 and 6-years-old.

He got the two young children out of the house safely.

He then ran to help his grandfather and disabled uncle out of the house.

However, they all got trapped and were unable to escape.

The inferno claimed the life of the 8-year-old, his grandfather, Louis Beach, 57, and his uncle, Steven Smith, 57, who is an amputee.

The family’s dog also perished in the blaze.