NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Three electricians saved three children from a raging apartment fire in the Bronx.
The electricians were driving by 228th Street in the Wakefield section of the Bronx where they saw huge flames bursting out of a fourth floor window where three children were trapped.
They couldn’t climb inside so the building super grabbed a blanket and the men held it as the children jumped to safety.
“My friend saw a foot out the window and my boss made us stop,” rescuer Muhammed Charles said.
The men told the children to jump and caught each one.
When told of the prospects of being called a hero, rescuer John Morille denied it.
“I’m not. I was just at the right place at the right time,” he said.
The children, ages 4, 6 and 7, were taken from the scene in critical condition.