She would have heard "like the sound of firecrackers".

Shortly before 4 a.m., on the night of Sunday to Monday, a 3-year-old girl probably saved her whole family,


The story takes place in the town of Cideville, near Yvetot (Seine-Maritime).

In the middle of the night, the little girl leaves to wake up her parents.

The weird noises, it was a fire starting to spread.

"The fire broke out in a building adjoining the house containing music equipment", details

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According to the first observations of the gendarmes, in charge of the investigation, the origin is accidental and would be due to an electrical problem.

All take refuge in cars

The child allowed his family to take shelter. home,” reports the local news site


When they arrived, the firefighters took charge of the two older ones, aged 9 and 11, and the other little one, 6 years old, to transport them to the Rouen University Hospital in order to carry out check-ups.

They have all since been released from the hospital.

Half of the house was destroyed by flames.

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