A North Carolina mom is calling her daughter a hero after the teen saved her from their burning home.

Maeren Honacher, 15, was able to escape the house when it caught fire, but then she found that her mom was trapped on the roof. She tried to help her down using their tractor, but it kept stalling.

Finally, Maeren was able to get the tractor started and lift the bucket for her mom to climb onto.

Their house was badly damaged, but both Maeren and her mom are OK.

The blaze began while Cathy Honacher was taking down her Christmas tree and it came in contact with a candle.