Pizza Delivery Driver Saves Children From Burning Indiana House

A pizza delivery driver who saved five children from a burning home in Lafayette, Indiana, on July 11, will be honored by the city’s mayor and fire and police departments.

Footage released by Lafayette Police shows emergency services gathering outside a house on Union Street which is fully engulfed in flames. After realizing that a child and man might still be inside the house, firefighters are seen running towards it.

The footage then shows Nick Bostic, a 25-year-old pizza delivery driver, running from the house with 6-year-old Kaylani Barrett in his arms. Bostic hands Barrett to a police officer and is seen gasping for air on the grass as a police officer tends to his wounded arm.

Bostic can be heard asking: “Is the baby OK? Please tell me that baby’s OK!”

An officer tells him, “She’s OK. You’re OK.” Another officer adds, “You did good, dude.”

Parents David and Tiera Barrett told local news that they were out of the house when they received a call from their 18-year-old daughter, Seionna, that the house was on fire. Seionna said that she and two of her siblings, aged one and 13, as well as a friend of the 13-year-old, had escaped the house but were missing 6-year-old Kaylani.

Bostic suffered injuries to his arm and severe smoke inhalation during the rescue but has been discharged from the hospital. Lafayette Police said Bostic will be honored at a sporting event in August. Credit: Lafayette Police via Storyful

Video transcript

- Yeah, that car right there, somebody pulled in to let them know their house is on fire. I saw him around back. That's the last time I seen him.

- Hey, guys, six-year-old girl and a 23-year-old male miss- missing in the house somewhere.

- What do you got?

- Six-year-old female and a 23-year-old male possibly inside.

- Guys, come here. Come here.


- Come here. Are you Zavion?


- We need a medic.

- Come with me, man. Come with me. Come with me. We got to get away from the house. Hey, we got to get away from the house, OK.

- You're OK.


- Is the baby OK? Please tell me that baby's OK.

- Yeah, we're good.

- OK, yeah. She's OK.

- 100%?

- She's OK.

- You did good, dude.

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