Neighbors played the role of heroes as they caught a mother and her two young children after they jumped from the second floor of a home during a fire in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out inside a home in the 4600 block of Oakland Street in the city’s Frankford section.
Witnesses told NBC10 the home started inside a home and quickly spread to two neighboring homes.
Residents who saw the fire began screaming for their neighbors to get out of the home.
Inside the home where the fire started were a 26-year-old woman and her two children – ages four and seven.
The three were forced to jump from the second floor on the backside of the home. Several neighbors caught the children and helped the mother get down to safety.
All three were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. They are all expected to fully recover.
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The fire heavily damaged three homes.
The cause remains under investigation.