PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two children are safe and sound after being rescued from a fire in Northeast Philadelphia, Thursday morning.
Flames broke out at the 6300 block of Rising Sun Avenue, around 7:40 a.m.
Two men, Terry Phillips and Ronald Burgess, tell Eyewitness News they noticed heavy smoke on their way to work. That’s when jumped into action, and caught the kids as they escaped the flames.
“There was too much smoke in the hallway, I started choking so I came back out. Me and another guy ran around the back of the building, the kids were in the window so we told the kids to jump. So the little girl was jumping, me and the guy caught the little girl… then the little boy jumped and we caught him,” said Burgess.
“Just get to work on a normal day, and you never know what is going to happen,” said Phillips.
Police say there were some injuries.
No word on how the fire started.