Teen Saves 8-Year-Old From Burning Building

A 14-year-old raced into a house fire to save a young boy's life.
3:00 | 09/26/12

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Let's go to a good story. Yeah. I love this next one. It's about a teenager, turned lifesaver. A 14-year-old who raced into a house fire with his bdad to rescue a family inside. The teen climbed up a ladder to a room. And now, they're being reunited. Neal karlinsky has the story. Reporter: When the call came into 911, the fire was raging. And time was running out. Still inside, 8-year-old cody. My son's inside a room. Can you get your son out? Yeah. We tried to. But he won't open it. Reporter: Down the street, 14-year-old marcos ugarte saw the flames and sprung into action. The trapped boy's father tried to get to cody. The 8-year-old, stuck behind his locked bedroom door. It was really intense hot. If you stood up, you couldn't breathe at all. Reporter: Outside, cody's quick-thinking grandmother grabbed a latter. And 14-year-old marcos, who jumped in to help. I just grabbed the ladder. Reporter: Without giving it a second thought, he climbed the burning house to the second floor, busted out the window, and found a terrified cody standing inside. I said, it's okay. You'll be fine. I got you. He came out. And then, we just walked down. Everybody's calling him a hero. And I've known that since he was a baby. Reporter: The battalion chief said he's not seen anything like it. You don't see a 14-year-old think about that. And be able to have the composure under those circumstances. Reporter: A day later, we were there for the reunion. Thank you for saveling my son life last night. You're welcome. Reporter: A lucky 8-year-old and his family and the teenaged hero, who when faced with danger, went towards it. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.

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