8-year-old Tyler Doohan died after rescuing six people from a burning mobile home and going back inside to help his disabled grandfather.
Early Monday morning, Tyler alerted his relatives after a fire broke out in his grandfather’s trailer home. While six people were able to escape, Tyler perished in the fire when he went back inside to help his wheelchair-bound grandfather.
Firefighters found Tyler’s body a few feet away from his 57-year-old grandfather.
“The roof had collapsed on the front half of the trailer and one of the individuals was found there, probably on a couch but there was nothing left to even see if it was furniture,” recounted Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer. “In the rear, there was a bedroom and the other deceased male was found in a bed. The child was a few feet way.”
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.