Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Disasters

8-year-old boy dies with baby brother while trying to save him from burning NYC house

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old-boy ran back into his burning apartment to save his little brother but died along with him in the thick smoke and flames, according to neighbors and relatives.

Tyanthony Duckette and his sister were carried out of Thursday morning's blaze at the Queens duplex by his grandmother Carlota Wilson. But when she was unable to find 17-month-old Daniel Wilson, Tyanthony ran back to save him.

Shortly afterward, the two children were pulled out of the house by firefighters. They couldn't be revived at a hospital.

"The boy was very close, very, very tight-knit with all of his siblings," the boys' grandfather, Andrew Wilson, told the Daily News of New York. "I'm not surprised that he would do it. He would never want to see his little brother suffer."

Wilson, 59, said, "He's our little determined hero."

Neighbor Carrie Nelson told the New York Post the mother was hysterical.

"She was screaming: 'My kids are in there!'" Nelson said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday. Fire officials were looking at the rear bedroom where much of the fire was, specifically at a light fixture. It was not clear whether a light bulb or lamp or some other material fell onto bedding and sparked the blaze.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% -- 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.17% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% up 3.27%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.09%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.48% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →