Firefighting News: Off-Duty Australian Firefighter Helps Rescue Kids from Burning Home

12/26/2013
An Australian firefighter helped rescue two children from a suspected arson fire in the Brisbane suburb of Oxley on Christmas Day. The Guardian (http://bit.ly/1eGb0wt) reported that the firefighter, Mark Dutton, said he tried used a tomahawk and a sledgehammer to gain access at the fire scene, which he came across as he was driving home after finishing a shift. A fifteen-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy suffered serious burns in the fire, which killed a woman believed to be the mother of the two children. Dutton gave a press conference on Thursday in which he described hearing the children screaming from the second story of the home. The rescue attempt was hampered by security bar...

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