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Girl, 12, saves 4-year-old sister from house fire


HOMESTEAD, Pa. >> A 12-year-old girl saved her 4-year-old sister by carrying her out of their burning home in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

Laniyah Coller tells WPXI-TV that her mom hollered that the family’s Homestead residence was on fire about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Laniyah was upstairs with her little sister, Angel-Lynn, and grabbed the still-sleeping girl.

Angel-Lynn says, "The first thing when I woke up, my sister was carrying me. I saw the fire all up there," she added, pointing to her badly damaged home.

Laniyah says she asked her mother whether to jump out a window, and was told instead to hurry downstairs.

Laniyah says, "That’s when I grabbed my sister. I just skipped the steps. All the smoke was in my eyes."

The fire’s cause was still being determined.

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