Fifteen year old hailed a 'hero' after saving baby brother from Manilla housefire, as community rallies behind Hirst family

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated August 12 2021 - 12:41am, first published August 11 2021 - 7:30am

A 15-year-old boy from Manilla is being hailed a hero, after saving his 2-year-old brother from a housefire at a rural property on Wednesday morning.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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