Those who knew Tyler Dooham weren’t surprised to hear of his heroic actions.
"That's the type of young man he was,” interim school superintendant Richard Stutzman, Jr. said.
Tyler made it out of the trailer after waking up six others who escaped as well. But when he realized his grandfather and uncle were still inside, he went back to help.
Rochester, New York Firefighters found Tyler’s body a few feet from his uncle. His grandpa was on a couch near the front of the trailer.
"He saved those other six people," Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer told The Democrat and Chronicle.
Fire officials say the mobile home had a partially collapsed roof before the fire and was considered to be in very poor condition.
Making matters worse, Tyler didn’t live there. He had gone to visit his family there and asked to stay because he knew he was out of school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
No cause for the fire has been determined but authorities believe with the poor condition of the trailer an electrical malfunction is likely to blame.