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.