Public Safety

Published on November 29th, 2015 |


Woman rescued from second floor of Buckhead townhouse fire

An Atlanta firefighter rescued a woman from a townhome fire on West Wesley Road in Buckhead on Wednesday morning, but not until after neighbor Michael Bald and a passing motorist also came to the rescue after a fire erupted in the kitchen of the townhome.

The owner of the condo got out safely, but his employee was trapped on the second floor. Three neighbors and a man named Marquis Brown, who was just driving by, worked to save her.

“She was up in the middle window with smoke coming out, but the ladder couldn’t reach her,” said Bald, who had brought his medal extension ladder to the scene to attempt to rescue the trapped woman.

“I saw her waving her hands out, there was smoke coming out the middle window. So, I figured I would want someone to help me in this case so I pulled over in his driveway,” said Brown.

Two rescuers were already inside battling the blaze and trying to reach the woman too. Then, the fire department showed up.

“I threw the ladder up and I went up and grabbed her down and assisted her back down to the ground,” said Sgt. Niji Keshinro with Atlanta Fire Department Station 21 on Roswell Road in Buckhead.

Firefighters contained the fire and two neighbors were taken to Grady Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

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    One Response to Woman rescued from second floor of Buckhead townhouse fire

    1. E.O.McDonnell says:

      Take note Mayor. Another good job by the Atlanta Fire Dept.

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