CONSTRUCTION worker, Mason Fierro is being hailed as a hero after catching a two-month-old baby girl and toddler from an apartment window during a fire in northeastern Albuquerque
Fierro and his coworkers were putting a roof on the building next door when the flames began.
He said that he heard a man screaming from a window on the second story of the apartment complex with the baby and toddler hanging out.
“He dropped her. I caught her. Then they bring out another little boy, two or three years old, then we caught him as well,” Fierro said.
A spokesman for the Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Lt. Tom Ruiz, said even though firefighters were on scene within five minutes, he’s glad Fierro and the other workers were quick to act.
Ruiz also said the fire department doesn’t recommend attempting a rescue without the proper equipment.