St. Louis Woman, Child Jump from Burning Apartment

9 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, August 09 2011 Aug 9, 2011 Tuesday, August 09, 2011 8:43:00 AM CDT August 09, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Quick-thinking neighbors are credited with saving a woman and her daughter, who jumped from the third floor of a burning St. Louis apartment.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the child jumped into the arms of a neighbor; the woman jumped onto a mattress that neighbors dragged to the site.

The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Tuesday on the building's second floor, trapping the woman and her daughter a floor above.

Neighbors pulled a mattress to the apartment and told the mother and child, who is about 6, to jump. A neighbor caught the girl.

The woman hurt her leg. Another woman and a man, along with the mother and daughter, were taken for treatment, and a rescuer burned his hand. Extent of the injuries wasn't immediately known.

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