A Mother saves children from fire by throwing them over balcony to neighbors

A family is recovering after taking desperate measures to escape an apartment fire at the Azalea Park apartment complex, WBSTV reports.

The mother, Raven Hines, had to toss two of her children over a balcony down to neighbors willing to catch them.

The fire started around 4 p.m. Friday.

“I saw the smoke and I knew the fire was close. I remember seeing the ceiling melting but I don’t remember smelling the smoke or feeling the fire,” said Hines.

When Hines opened her apartment door, she couldn’t see the staircase – so she knew jumping over the balcony was the only way out.

Neighbors down below said they’d catch the children – so she grabbed her 1-year-old son, put him over the railing and dropped him.

“He was looking up at me like why did you just do this? Why? He held onto his bottle tight the whole way down,” said Hines.

She grabbed her 10-year-old daughter, Aliyah, next.

“I was like – I don’t want to go down there,” said Aliyah.

“I don’t remember doing this, but she said I picked her up over the balcony and threw her,” said Hines.

Mom jumped next. The fall fractured her leg and left her with a huge gash on her forehead.

She’s thankful that her family survived, and thankful that the fire was in the daylight hours instead of after dark.

“Many people would’ve died if that had happened. If it was at night, no one would’ve been up to smell the smoke,” said Hines.

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This is so touching. I remember someone I know jumping down 3rd floor to escape fire


Cause of fire not known, I’m happy that they are safe, at least we have started looking at the brighter side

Real King

Thumbs up mother

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