5-Year-Old Newington Boy Helps Prevent Larger Fire at Neighbor's House

A 5-year-old boy is being called a hero after helping prevent a fire from completely engulfing his neighbor's home in Newington. 

On Tuesday, Matthew Cook told his mom he saw smoke coming from his neighbor's house, Newington Police said. 

Emergency crews responded to the home after getting a 911 call.

Police said the resident was in the shower when the smoke was spotted. Had Cook "not been so quick to let an adult know," the house would've been taken over by flames, according to police. 

Cook was invited to have lunch with Newington Officer Dean Corriveau and Chief Chris Schroeder as a reward for his efforts and the boy got to spend time at the station and see how law enforcement works.

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