Teen hero: ‘It all happened in an instant’

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(KGW) A 14-year-old girl helped save her brother from their burning Vancouver, Washington home by following directions from a 911 dispatcher to break his bedroom window and warn him to get out.

Jenny Neang, who lived in the home with her brother and grandmother, said their front door was blocked and there was no exit through their garage, meaning their back door was the only way out.

“It was really difficult to breathe. I was yelling out at everyone to get out of the house and I ran to the front and saw where the fire started,” she said.

Neang and her grandmother got out of the house, but her brother was still inside.

“My brother was still asleep,” Neang said.

She called 911 and dispatchers told her to find a way to break a window.

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