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Sacramento Man Who Saved Family from Fire to Appear on 'Ellen'

Sacramento Man Who Saved Family from Fire to Appear on 'Ellen'

The Sacramento man who saved his family from a burning townhome is well enough to tell his story now. In fact, he may get a chance to tell his story to a national audience.

Firefighters describe Deon Hill as a hero because he was able to get his young children out of their home after waking up to a fire.  

Hill said he woke up to the smell of smoke on the ground floor of his condominium in south Sacramento last week, and quickly grabbed his 8-month-old twin girls, Asia and Ava, then came back to carry his young son DJ to safety.

But that still left his 2-year-old daughter Joy, who was screaming for help from the second floor. Firefighters were not yet on scene.

Joy suffered second-degree burns to her face, which are expected to heal completely, while Deon Hill suffered smoke damage to his lungs.

"I'm just happy that I got them, that's all that matters to me," he said. 

And News10 reports that Hill's wife, Sierra, got an invitation for the family to share their experience on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

"She asked if we were familiar with her show -- I never watched it," she said. 

But she did accept the invite anyway.  

No word on when they'll be on the show.  

Meantime, Deon Hill continues to recover.

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