'I knew I had to get them out': 13-year-old hailed a hero after saving four sisters from house fire

Briar and his dog near the remains of the family's destroyed home.
Briar and his dog near the remains of the family's destroyed home. Photo: GoFundMe

A 13-year-old US boy has saved the lives of his siblings after their house burnt down.

Briar Omar's parents left him and his four sisters at their Wisconsin home to collect some dinner for their family on September 6. Soon after, Briar's sister Peyton alerted him to the fact that something was "really smoky".

"We looked behind us and the playpen was on fire," said the boy.

Brair with his sisters
Brair with his sisters Photo: GoFundMe

Luckily the family had discussed their plans in case of emergency before, so Briar was able to spring into action. He first evacuated his sisters, as "that was the first thing I thought of. I knew I had to get them out of the house."

He then attempted to use the fire extinguisher on the flames, but it wasn't working.

"It went up in bigger flames and I just couldn't breathe. I couldn't see. I almost collapsed," he said.

"That's when I felt my dog rub against me and I grabbed her and she led me out the door."

"Until you saw every single child, it was terrifying," Briar's mother, Kelly Omar told WCCO. "If it wasn't for my son I don't know where I'd be."

Although they lost their house and possessions in the fire, the family are glad to "have each other", and consider it a "blessing", according to the gofundme page that has been set up.

They insist that "Briar and Peyton should be recognised as heroes for saving their baby sisters and rewarded."