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Video: Boy Scout honored for extinguishing Church of Christ kitchen fire

KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas
TV station KTRE in Nacogdoches, Texas, reports:

Ketavian Oliphant (Photo via www.ktre.com)

A 15-year-old Boy Scout was deemed a hero and recognized as an honorary firefighter Tuesday night at the Nacogdoches City Council Meeting.
“He saved a church and saving a church is always a good thing,” said Anthony Oliphant, Father.
Ketavian Oliphant was attending an Eagle Scout ceremony at the North Street Church of Christ in March.
Oliphant said he heard a beeping noise and smelled something burning from down the hall.
“I went in there and the whole kitchen was filled with smoke,” said Ketavian Oliphant.
Officials say a meal was being prepared for after the meeting and left unattended when the fire started.
“I felt my way through the smoke to the kitchen and I found the fire extinguisher and I sprayed it out,” said Ketavian.

Officials from the North Street Church of Christ also presented Ketavian with a proclamation of thanks.

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The congregation sponsors Oliphant’s Boy Scout troupe, according to the report.

  • Feedback
    Thank you brave young man and please keep up the great work and being a blessing to those around you..thank you!
    Rickiedean Dubenion
    April, 18 2013

    Oh, thank God for His spirit in you. Thanks boy… you will be blssed.
    April, 20 2013

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