West Fargo, ND -- Five elementary school children are being hailed heroes after they helped extinguish a fire with their water pistols.
The fire started when discarded cigarette materials ignited on an apartment patio. The children saw the smoke and began shooting the fire with their water pistols and banging on the patio door to inform the tenant. The tenant awoke and called the fire department to extinguish it.
The children were able to keep the fire contained. It was near a propane tank. In addition, the tenant used an oxygen tank. The fire department has released a statement saying that the fire could have gotten out of control with the propane tank and oxygen tank so close by. The children are being called heroes. The fire department has invited them to the fire house for a pizza party.
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