DES MOINES, Iowa – Police officers helped save several children from an apartment fire on Des Moines’ north side after they were tossed from the third floor to escape the flames.
Lt. Rick Thomas with the Des Moines Fire Department says crews were called to the apartment building at 3720 MLK Jr. Parkway at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, officers from the Des Moines Police Department had already caught three children that people had dropped from a third-floor window.
“Before we had arrived, there were people in one of the apartments tossing down their kids. Police department caught three of them and then when fire crews arrived, they pulled one or two more out,” said Lt. Thomas. More heroic HERE