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New York Girl, 7, Called Hero For Alerting Parents Of Fire

04/19/12 09:56 AM ET AP

Girl Saves Family From Fire

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.

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Filed by Jessica Samakow  |