Published on November 29th, 2015 |1
Woman rescued from second floor of Buckhead townhouse fire
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.