The teenage boy who kicked down a door and fought through smoke and heat to rescue a 9-year-old girl from a deadly fire in Brampton, Ont., says he felt compelled to try to save as many people as possible.
Sheldon Teague, 19, saved Zoya Kapadia’s life when he carried her out of her house as a fire tore through the building early Tuesday morning. Kapadia, now in serious but stable condition, lost her mother, father and sister in the blaze. 
Teague told Gill Deacon on CBC Radio’s Here and Now about what happened.
Gill Deacon: You were staying in the basement when the fire broke out. Tell me what you experienced.
Sheldon Teague: It was about 3:30 in the morning, I heard screaming from upstairs. The person I was there with noticed that there was a funny smell, then I noticed the smell of smoke as well. When we went to go wake up …