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Dearborn mom hailed as hero after family escapes burning SUV

Posted at 8:33 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 20:33:10-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Dearborn mother is being hailed a hero after saving six children from her burning vehicle.

Fayrouz Bazzi 2008 Saturn SUV was engulfed in flames on Interstate 275 near the 10 mile overpass on Wednesday. Bazzi said she believes the vehicle was overheated.

The group of family members were en route to Oak Park Mall to pick up school supplies.

Bazzi’s 16-year-old son, who was also in the vehicle at the time, said his mother calmly merged over three lanes while flames shot from the hood. He also said she gave them escape instructions while she was driving and opened the sunroof in case they became trapped.

All the children were out and safe before Bazzi left the burning SUV.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Bazzi said the real heroes are the first responders who arrived on scene and took care of her family.

Check out this Facebook post from Bazzi explaining the terrifying experience: