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Tyler Fire Dept. to recognize John Tyler HS junior's bravery, actions

TYLER, October 18, 2013— The Tyler Fire Department will recognize Cadarius Wheeler, a junior at John Tyler High School, for his bravery and quick actions in alerting the residents of a recent residential structure fire. 

A short presentation will precede the Friday night homecoming football game between John Tyler High School and Lindale High School.  Representatives with the Tyler Fire Department will be on-hand to present this award to Mr. Wheeler.

The fire occurred on October 9, in the 2600 block of Border Avenue. According to reports, Cadarius was in the home when the fire started in a bedroom area of the structure. After smelling smoke, he quickly led three children out of the residence and returned inside to notify another adult occupant that remained in the home.

Once all occupants were safely outside the residence, Cadarius utilized one of the home’s water hoses and began spraying water into one of the bedroom windows.  Investigators on scene reported that this action likely slowed the progress of the fire until the fire department arrived. 

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