Close 10-year-old hero saves her family during house fire A 10-year-old acts quickly to save her family from house fire in El Mirage. Jen Wahl, KPNX 4:59 PM. MST June 08, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST EL MIRAGE, Ariz. - A house fire in El Mirage could’ve turned out much worse, if it wasn’t for one young and brave family member who acted very quickly to help her loved ones. It was a wake-up call no one in Irene Hernandez's family expected. "My granddaughter came to the room and stated there was smoke and something was burning so my husband and I got up to look around," Hernandez said. Then Hernandez and her husband found the attic was ablaze. "We just went back inside, called everybody, started grabbing grandchildren and everything," she said. Fifteen people were inside the home after a family get-together the night before. Hernandez says she doesn't know what would've happened if her fast-acting granddaughter Genesis, hadn't been there. "It could've been worse but only God knows why he picked her to smell and wake us up and let us know what was going on," she said. A smart 10-year-old who followed her gut instinct, knowing something at home wasn't right. "She goes I called Tata, Nana and let them know what was going on," Hernandez said. "And, that's how we got out. She's the one that truly helped us out." The family says they're thankful no one was hurt and the home is minimally damaged. © 2017 KPNX-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Street signs melting? Man stabbed to death at Fayette County mansion Top 5 myths about heat Maricopa County Medical Examiner's backlog creates more heartache and financial strain for families A state of emergency is issued for 2 towns in Arizona What Arizona tourist made the list of 90 weird tourist attractions? RAW: Zola the gorilla dances at Dallas Zoo Valley man's koi fish are dying from the extreme heat Infant falls out of moving car Large brush fire closes down Loop 303 in both directions More Stories Arizona shelter is down to 2 cans of wet kitten food Jun 23, 2017, 5:52 p.m. Valley man grieving after pregnant wife and newborn… Jun 22, 2017, 10:19 p.m. Phoenix PD investigating after suspect dies in… Jun 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.