Friday, February 08, 2008

Hero to the Max

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Max Jones, 9, (right) sits on the lap of Greg Cogswell, his mother's boyfriend and roommate (left), at the Studio 6 Motel in Winnie on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. When the family's rental home caught fire on Jan. 31 in Stowell, Max woke up and alerted the family.

Kelli Jones (right) helps Max Jones, 9, (left) with his homework at the Studio 6 Motel in Winnie. Firefighters told the family they only had 45 seconds left before they would have all died when Max had alerted them.

Only a burned-out shell of a rental home remains in Stowell. Now, the family can't find a new place to live in the community.

Please read, "9-year-old saved family..." by Sarah Moore.

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