FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. -- A 7-year-old New York girl is being hailed as a hero for saving her family by alerting them to a fire that destroyed their home.
Everyone got out safely due to Mia Wojciechoski's (Woy-chih-CHOH'-skee's) action.
The father, a Long Island schoolteacher and coach, said the family lost everything. But he was thankful his wife, Mary; their daughters, Mia and Gabrielle; nephew Julian; and dog all were safe.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Mia had a simple explanation for alerting her parents: She couldn't sleep.