An alert 5-year-old is being called a hero after preventing a house in Margate from burning down over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Lillian Becker from Brooklyn was spending the holiday weekend at her grandmother's house in Margate when she noticed smoke coming from a neighbor's home near Granville Avenue, according to The Press of Atlantic City.

The quick thinking little girl told her family of seeing smoke coming from the Margate home which prompted a call to 911. The summer home was unoccupied at the time.

Margate firefighters were able to contain the blaze and quickly put the fire out.


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