A Shreveport teen is being called a hero after pulling his great grandmother to safety during an early morning house fire.
Pamela Morris considers the house on Ford Street to be like a second home to her -- a home that's been gutted by a devastating fire.
"It's like generation after generation. We all grew up here together."
Morris says about five a.m., she woke to go turn on her grandmother's fan, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Minutes later, it was her grandmother who told her of the blaze.
"She said, 'It's a fire! Someone please put out this fire!'"
Morris says she jumped up in search of the fire to find flames in the home's bathroom that were quickly burning out of control.
"She tried to get a cup of water and I tried to get some water to put it out but we couldn't put it out."
She says her 16-year-old nephew, Deion Morris, jumped into action, grabbing his great grandmother and carrying her outside to safety.
"First priority was to get my grandmother out of the house," says Deion.
Deion says his great grandmother is like a mother to him, and the home holds memories that a fire can't take away.
"I feel heartbroken cause I've been here all my life since I was kid, so it really means a lot to us."
What's left of the home now is just a shell and Morris attributes this miracle to divine intervention.
"The Lord was there. The Lord guided us out. This home is material, but we thank God for our lives."
Officials say it took dozens of firefighters over an hour to get it under control.
Investigators believe the fire began in the bathroom. The flames quickly spread to the roof, before destroying the entire home.
The exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation.