Woman drops 2 children to safety from burning Southwest Detroit apartment

  • Source: WBJK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
  • Published: 05/23/2024 01:23 PM

VIDEO: Two children are safe after a woman dropped them out of a burning Southwest Detroit apartment to someone below early Friday. The apartment on Michigan Avenue and 51st caught fire around 1 a.m., trapping at least three women and two children. One of the women was able to get the children out by dropping them from a window. "There was people hanging out the windows. There was a mother who actually dropped her two children out the window," Detroit Fire Chief Christian Spitzig said. Everyone was able to make it out alive, though firefighters did have to pull a woman from the building. People who were in the building were taken to a hospital for injuries, including smoke inhalation and possible broken bones. One woman is currently in critical condition from smoke inhalation. A firefighter also suffered minor burns to their face while battling the flames.


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