Three Darien teens helped prevent a possible tragedy when they spotted flames shooting from the roof of a home in the Mallard Landing subdivision.
Mayor Kathleen Weaver honored the teens at Monday’s meeting for alerting the homeowner to the fire coming from his house.
The three girls—Jade Comes, Hunter Dapkus and Lane Paulson—were walking along Plainfield Road on their way to play miniature golf May 18 when they saw the blaze.
They approached the home, where the homeowner was working in his garage with the door open.
As they alerted the resident, who ran to grab a fire extinguisher, the girls stayed at the home and waited until firefighters put out the fire.
“Your efforts were so unique,” Weaver said. “Young people that cared enough to do something and actually notify a resident—that’s pretty special.”