Brave North Carolina Girl Saves Family From House Fire Twice

7-year-old says 'it's fun being a hero.'

— -- A brave North Carolina girl helped her family escape a fire at their home twice in a single day.

"It's fun being a hero," Sage, 7, told ABC affiliate WCTI.

Sage and family were at their home in Winterville, N.C., when a fire started in the the house Thursday evening, Winterville Fire Chief Johnathan Heltzel told WCTI.

Sage alerted her family of the fire and guided them to safety, Heltzel said.

"Talk about true hero, the day before the fire started she learned about evacuation drills and the importance of being able to dial 911 and getting everybody outside the structure," he said.

The fire then rekindled at about 3 a.m. Friday, destroying the residence.

Again, Sage helped her family escape their burning home.

The homeowner, Jack Weathersby said his family will move on.

"This home, it's no longer home, it's rubble, it's stuff, it's going to have to be hauled off," he said. "There's memories that were made in this home, but we can make some more and I'm encouraged simply because we were all spared."