Eight-year-old boy praised for 999 house fire call

It had been just an ordinary evening for eight-year-old Cody Peterson, of Watford, until his father noticed a fire raging in a neighbouring house. Concerned for the wellbeing of the occupant, Cody’s parents rushed over to the house to see if they could help their neighbour, at around 7pm on Thursday March 18. Cody called 999, and provided all the necessary information required by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. As a result of his swift actions, crews from Watford, Garston and Rickmansworth were soon on the scene and fighting the fierce fire which had started in the living room on the ground floor. Fortunately, the resident was not at home at the time of the fire and was safely accounted for later on.