Boy credited with saving family from their burning home

GRETNA, Va. – A Gretna family of nine is being assisted by the American Red Cross after fire destroyed their home early Monday morning.

The Gretna Volunteer Fire Department was called to the home in the 1500 block of Millstream Drive shortly after 2 a.m. The house was fully involved and it took crews about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The family got out of the house safely with one child suffering burns. A relative tells WFXR that her grandson went back into the burning building to rescue a baby who was still inside. Her grandson is credited with awakening the family and warning them that their mobile home was on fire.

The Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal is working to determine a cause.