The fast wits of a toddler may have saved a 35th Avenue property from being destroyed over the weekend, as the two-year-old is being credited with alerting his parents to a fire happening outside.

The SF Fire Department posted the account of a fairly routine-sounding fire call this past weekend. “Small exterior fire caused by smoking materials on the 700 block of 35th Ave.,” the department posted Sunday. “The fire is extinguished and firefighters are finishing up checking for any further fire extension.”

But the department adds a curious footnote. “The witness was a child that alerted his parents of a fire and told them to call 911,” they said on Xitter. And KRON4 adds in their follow-up report that the child is named Luca, and he is only two years old.

It's not clear if the fire happened just outside the family's home or across the street within view of a window.

SFFD also did a little interview with Luca at the scene, video of which is posted online. “There was a fire and it was this big,” he says, gesticulating with his arms.

His mother asks, “What did you say to mommy and daddy?

“Call 9-1-1!” the youngster yelps, mimicking that he has a phone in his hands.

“And did you save the day?” the mother asks.

“Yeah!” shouts little Luca.

The fire department added in their statement that, “His parents are doing a great job teaching him life skills and it does help that he loves fire trucks. Luca saved the day and any further property loss.”

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