by Christa Lollis
Burnt toys and posters and smoke covered walls are all 11 year old Cade has left. A fire broke out in his room Thursday night. "I had just laid down and I heard some crackling noises and turned around and saw some flames so I ran out and was screaming. First thing I did was check my little brothers room to see if he was in there and then I went screaming, running through the house telling everybody to get," Cade Peden said.
Just as he got out of his room smoke detectors were going off throughout the house. Two seconds later may have been too late. His mother explains, "I ran down the hall and as soon as I got to his door you could feel the heat. The whole wall was in flames and the smoke just hit me. It was like from the ceiling to my chest." But within a minute the smoke was covering almost the whole house. The beep of the smoke detectors helped save the rest of cade's family.