BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A dramatic rescue was caught on police body-cam as Balch Springs officers caught a 10-year-old boy who jumped from a second-story window to escape an apartment fire.
“To see them up in that window it was scary very scary,” said officer Tyler Gross.
The fire happened Monday morning as flames were seen tearing through the eight-unit apartment building, where some residents were trapped.
Police say one of the officers threw his baton at a window to break it, allowing the trapped residents to escape.
“Ya’ll are definitely angels in my eyes and I am grateful for the rest of my life,” said the mother of the boy who was saved.
Police say everyone was able to escape safely, and there were no reported injuries.