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18-month-old granddaughter is a hero to family devastated by house fire.

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Little Alexis doesn’t say much. She is, after all, barely 18 months old. But the one word everyone in her family is grateful Alexis knows to say is “smoke.”

Kellie Townley said she was asleep as the attic of her Merrifield home caught fire, billowing smoke into the other end of the home where she lives with her fiance, daughter and granddaughter, 18-month-old Alexis.

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