An 11-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after saving lives when her home caught fire in McFarland, California.
Twenty people from three families were crammed into the three-bedroom house when the fire started early Sunday morning, and if not for the quick actions of Maria Elias, the ending to this story could have been much worse.
Elias says she had a premonition Saturday night that something bad was about to happen.
“I couldn’t go to sleep because I knew something was going to happen,” she recalled.
Shortly after, a fire gutted the house causing an estimated $85,000 in damage. Firefighters say residents are fortunate no one was seriously hurt.