Nine-year-old Elsa Durrett holds a certificate of recognition she received during this week’s City Council meeting for her heroic actions back on Aug. 21, when she calmly called 9-1-1 after a fire broke out in her Charter Oak Street home. The house, which was being used as a licensed day-care center, had six children inside when the blaze broke out. But Elsa deployed “bravery and calm” and probably saved lives, Fire Chief Paul Riddle (top) said. Also pictured is Mayor Marina Khubesrian (left) and Elsa’s mom, Denise.


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