Teens help catch kids, mom from Ariz. fire - Tucson News Now

Teens help catch kids, mom from Ariz. fire

PHOENIX (AP) - A group of teens are being hailed as heroes after they helped catch two frightened children and their mother from a two-story burning Phoenix apartment complex.

Authorities say the teens were out for a late night swim Wednesday when a fire began to engulf the complex.

Justin Rose told reporters that he heard a woman yelling from the second story with two children. Rose says after speaking with the woman, they convinced her to toss her 3-year-old son and her 6-year-old daughter. The teens safely caught both, then caught the mom who jumped down.

No injuries were reported. Officials say about half a dozen people weren't able to return to their homes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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