In a remarkable act of bravery, a 9-year-old boy from Waterville named Devin Dumais jumped into action to let tenants know of a fire in their building over the weekend in Madison, according to Central Maine.

While staying at his grandparent's house, Devin looked outside around 2 p.m. and saw thick smoke coming from a nearby apartment building, the news outlet reported.

He rushed toward the burning building and began knocking on each door of all three units, according to Central Maine, and that quick thinking allowed everyone to escape in time.

He made everyone aware of the fire and so they had ample time to evacuate even before the firefighters arrived.

The fire damage was limited to just one apartment, the news outlet reported, and Madison firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in about 10 minutes.

Fire Cheif DOn French praised Devin and told Central Maine, “You know, minutes count when it comes to something like that. Another three or four minutes and the fire could have extended into the other apartments, gone up into the attic — anything. Then we’d have had a lot of trouble.”

Because of this young man's determination, terrible tragedy was avoided. He is a true hero. I only hope I would be as quick thinking as he was in that situation.

The Madison Fire Department is so proud that they are planning to recognize Devin officially for his heroism. Keep an eye out for that. Thank you, Devin! You are a hero.

Prepare To Get Dizzy in The Roundest House I've Ever Seen, in Maine

Get ready to get dizzy in the roundest house you'll ever see that you can vacation in right here in Maine!

More From 92 Moose