VIEW: Texas firefighters rescue mother, 3 children from a roaring blaze



Firefighters rescue family from raging apartment fire

Mother and three children have been saved from the huge fire that destroyed 16 apartments in Houston, Texas.

Firefighters in Texas, the largest city helped rescue a family from a second-floor balcony as a raging fire tore through their apartment building early Monday in a dramatic moment captured on video.

The blaze at the Corner Village Apartments began around 1:30 pm, and quickly spread to three alarms, fire officials told FOX26 Houston.

A firefighter who was rushing to water, told The Houston Chronicle, he heard cries for help coming from a second-floor balcony, and looked up and saw the woman and her three small children calling for help.

“The Training took over,” Michael White told the newspaper.

The woman and her three children can be seen in a video is helped on the balcony of the railing and down to safety as flames of fury above them.


“No sooner than we got that ladder, it began to collapse in the middle,” White told the Chronicle. “It was just perfect timing.”

No injuries were reported in the three-alarm fire, but the entire sixteen-unit building was destroyed, according to fire officials.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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