Pa. cop catches baby dropped from window as mother jumps to escape rowhome fire
A Philadelphia firefighter and two police officers were among seven people who were injured in the fire
By Sarah Roebuck
PHILADELPHIA — A firefighter and two police officers were among seven people who were injured in a fire that broke out in a rowhome in Philadelphia, 6ABC reports.
The fire started on Thursday morning near the 15th police district. Fire officials said two people jumped from windows on the second floor to escape.
A mayday call was issued after a firefighter became trapped for a brief amount of time, but the firefighter was rescued.
Neighbors told 6ABC that a Philadelphia police officer caught a baby that was dropped by her mother from the second floor.
“I saw a police officer catch the baby,” Risa Shirane told 6ABC. “The baby was crying. She was scared. Her mom was still on the second floor. But after she jumped from the second floor, they went to the hospital.”
First responders also rescued two other people, an adult and a child, who were inside the home.
Two police officers, a firefighter, a small child and three other individuals from the home were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
“The good outcome of this is that we rescued everybody,” Derek Bowmer, executive chief of the Philadelphia Fire Department told 6ABC. “We did have some injuries of a firefighter, two police officers, all minor injuries. Everybody is safe. Just a good outcome today.”
Firefighters had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.