Teen hailed as hero for saving firefighter's son

The 17-year-old broke the back glass door, found a ladder on the side of the house, climbed up it and then jumped to the balcony to save the boy

CBS Los Angeles

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A Los Angeles City firefighter says he owes everything to a teenage boy who jumped into action and saved his son from a fast-moving fire.

The blaze erupted Tuesday at Jason Chapman’s Rancho Cucamonga home on Reales Street while the firefighter was returning home from work. "I'm coming down the driveway and then I just completely hopped the fence as fast as I could," said Matthew Hawker, the good Samaritan.

With her 5-year-old son trapped upstairs, Hawker heard Chapman’s wife screaming for help from the back yard after the home erupted in flames.

Full story: Quick-Thinking Teen Hailed As Hero For Saving Firefighter’s Son From Fast-Moving Blaze

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2022 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.