10-Year-Old Indiana Girl Saves Family From Second-Story Apartment Fire

Six family members in Madison, Indiana, were rescued from a second-floor apartment fire, falling into the arms of police officers below after their home caught fire early on Sunday, July 3.

Five children, ranging in age from 3 to 13, and their grandmother were trapped in their second-story apartment after the fire broke out.

According to a local news report, a 10-year-old girl saved the family by punching through a window after wrapping her hands with T-shirts. "Then she just started pulling the babies out, and all the children jumped out,” Patrolman Nichole Midgett said, according to TV station WAVE.

Police reported hearing glass break upon their arrival and seeing “heavy fire” blocking the front door and the top of the staircase, according to WAVE.

Officers with the Madison Police Department huddled under the window and safely caught the children and their grandmother one by one, as seen in the footage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to officials. Credit: Madison Police Department via Storyful

Video Transcript

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Come on. There you go. Good job. Good job.

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- Just do it. Jump. Jump, jump jump jump. Jump!

- [CRYING]

- Do it!

- Jump!

- [YELLING]

- Just let go. Let go.

- We got her. It's OK. Come on.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- We got you.

- [SCREAM]

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- Mom!

- Get down, get down, get down.

- Mom! Mom! Mom!

[SHOUTING]

- Come on.

- We've got you.

[SHOUTING]

[SCREAMING]

- Mom!

[SHOUTING]

- Do it!

- Jump!

- Just jump! Jump!

[SHOUTING]

- Come on.

[SHOUTING]

- There you go. Is anybody else still up there?

- Come on down. Come on down. We got her.

- Let go.

- Anybody else?

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- Come on. Come on. Hey. Hold this light, too. They're right there. Come on!

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- [SCREAM]

- We got you. We got you. Come on. Come on.

[SHOUTING]

- Good job, good job, good job.

[SHOUTING]

- Good job.

- Come on.

- You got it.

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- Do it! Just jump.

- You have to! Come on. Come on. Jump. Jump. Jump. Hey. First one. Hey, start pumping.

- OK.

- I need more hose drug out. Drag it that way. Drag it that way. Yeah. Good thing we were firemen, right?

- Yep.

- We got everybody out.

- Let's go. Try to see if they can vent up there.

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