A firefighter who heard a 3-year-old boy gasping for air crawled down a smoke-filled hallway of a Kansas City (MO) apartment and pulled the child to safety, reports the Kansas City Star.
The child was rushed to a hospital where he was reportedly, “sitting up and playing with toys” two hours later, said Kansas City Fire Marshal Floyd Peoples.
“This is the highlight of January,” said Peoples. The fire could have been fatal, he said.
Arriving crews saw smoke and fire coming from the apartment window. They attacked the fire with three hose lines and started a search. That’s when a rescuer heard the gasping sounds.
After crawling down the hallway, the firefighter found the child in a bedroom. The child was brought outside and then taken to a hospital.
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