Hero saves four kids from fire in Queens
Four children were saved from a house fire in Queens on Sunday morning after a passerby rushed to the rescue and caught them as they jumped from a second-floor window.
The FDNY reported the fire at 167-11 140th St. in Jamaica about 7 a.m.Witnesses told The New York Post that a livery cab driver who was nearby saw the fire and ran to help.
“He went to the side of the house, and he told them all to jump,” said Tracy-Ann Thomas, 35, who lives across the street. “He had his hands stretched out and was catching every one of them.”
Thomas’ daughter said the hero told her he had come from a party and was in the neighborhood dropping off a friend when he saw the blaze.
Five kids and three adults were taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries. The fire started in the basement and does not appear suspicious, authorities said.
Neighbors said the family had just moved into the house two months ago.