A Newport News, Virginia family is lucky to be alive after a fire came dangerously close to destroying their home Thursday night.
It’s usually firefighters who save lives, this time; it was a 17-year-old who many are calling a hero.
After seeing heavy smoke and flames, 17-year-old Jordan Jones picked up a hose, jumped on his roof and began battling the flames.
Jones was playing catch outside when he noticed heavy, black smoke coming from his apartment building.
“So I went around, grabbed the water hose, and I took it through the house and I hopped on top of the roof and started spraying where I saw the fire,” Jordan explained.
His family watched in shock as the teen fearlessly worked to put out the flames.
“I was worried about him being on the roof, not being a professional. But he did save the day,” said Jones’ great aunt Juanita Jones.
Fire crews arrived a short time later and relieved Jordan.
“I don’t really feel like a hero I just made sure nothing else burned down,” he said.