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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Baby Thrown From 2nd Floor Apartment Windown Survives
A 58-year-old woman, Arlene Pickett, was killed in an apartment fire in Ambridge over the weekend. She was attempting to get out of the burning building and was found
in a stairwell.
Neighbors said they saw smoke pouring out of the windows and could hear people screaming from inside.
was amazing, little kids crying for their mother. It was terrible,
terrible. The flames were coming straight out like a furnace,” witness
Mike Vougias said.
People living nearby said they piled up
mattresses so those trapped could jump to safety. A baby was also thrown
out the window and was safely caught by a man standing by.
grabbed the mattresses and piled them up below the window and they
jumped out one-by-one and tossed the baby down,” neighbor Siera Mixter
“The mother finally jumped out first. The dad threw the
baby out. There was a gentleman that caught the baby,” witness A.J.
“I caught the baby. I just put my arms out and he fell into my arms,” Bob Dunn said.