Grandmother, officer rescue 2 children from house fire

The officer helped lower the grandmother to get to the children trapped in the home


By Craig Sterrett and Amy Flanery
News Tribune

OTTAWA, Ill — A grandmother and police officer were receiving credit this weekend for saving two children trapped in house fire Saturday morning in Ottawa.

Ottawa police who arrived first at a two-story house fire rescued two children and a woman from the front porch roof Saturday morning at 1803 Guion Street, a home rented by Armando and Ashley Quintanilla. Armando was not at home at the time of the fire.

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