Cascade Shores homeowners honor young hero |

Cascade Shores homeowners honor young hero

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Cascade Shores Homeowners Association President Harry Wander shakes hands with Tucker LeFrancois Saturday, saying his quick actions prevented a wildland fire.
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A young boy who helped prevent a potential wildland fire last month was honored Saturday by the Cascade Shores Homeowners Association, receiving accolades and a monetary gift.

At the homeowners association annual meeting, board President Harry Wander recognized Tucker LeFrancois, saying his quick actions prevented what could have been a serious incident, giving him a $50 bill, courtesy of the association.

On March 17, Tucker was riding his bike in Cascade Shores when he spotted a controlled burn that had gotten out of control and was going in to the trees. According to the boy, a man was trying to put the fire out, but his garden hose was too short to reach the flames. LeFrancois biked quickly to his grandmother’s house and alerted his family members, who called 911. The fire department responded and was able to quickly contain the fire.

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