Guisborough boy Jake Goode wins fire 'hero' award

image captionJake Goode with his parents, joined by firefighters from Coulby Newham Fire Station

An 11-year-old boy who saved his mother from a house fire has received a commendation certificate from the Chief Fire Officer of Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Jake Goode used the light from a games console to guide him and his mother Louise to safety when a fire started in his room in Guisborough last December.

Jake, who is now aged 12, received the award on Friday after being nominated by Coulby Newham Fire Station.

His parents Mick and Louise Worsey said: "We are proud. He is our hero."

Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said: "Jake's quick thinking to use his Nintendo DS as a light source to help guide himself and his Mum out of the house probably saved their lives."

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