An assistant fire chief caught a three-month-old baby after her father dropped her from a burning apartment building in Minnesota Sunday.
North St. Paul Assistant Fire Chief Dustin Kalis was seen catching the three-month-old baby girl after her father carefully dropped her over the second-floor balcony while smoke and flames poured out from their apartment, according to 5 Eyewitness News.
The baby and her father had reportedly both been napping in the afternoon when the fire started. As the fire continued, Kalis and other firefighters were looking for movement in the apartment, when they saw the father and baby come rushing out to the balcony.
“I heard a call for help, scanned the building and saw a dad coming out with his baby,” Kalis said. “He came out, baby in arms. I got underneath and said let her go, we’re ready, he dropped her, I caught her, passed her off to another firefighter to check her out, and then he made his way down as we coached him down from the balcony as well,” Kalis continued in an interview with the news station.
The fire was allegedly started by a candle on the first floor of the building. All the building’s residents were able to get out of the apartment in time and were not harmed.
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