Demetrius Johnson, 24, died this week and you should know about who he was and how he died. Johnson rescued his his fiance Tempest Thomas and his 8-year-old daughter when a raging fire broke out in their two-family home in Buffalo. He then went back into the fire to rescue his 3 year old son. The boy was found near his father’s body after they both perished in the fire.
Eight-year-old Treasure Brighon and 3-year-old, Demetrius Johnson were treated for injuries. Thomas and 1-year-old Demaris Johnson were not injured.
Johnson was the first to detect the fire and woke his family. Tempest told him not to go back into the fire but he reportedly went in anyway to try to rescue his son.
There is not much published about the cause of the fire or about Johnson. However, his actions at that moment was a remarkable example of the love and sacrifice of a parent for his family.