Officer Rescues Kids From Burning Apartment

Four children are safe after dramatic rescues by police and firefighters.

San Antonio Police Officer Timothy Bowen was first on the scene when a fire broke out shortly after 8 Monday morning at the Coronado Apartments on Lorene near McCarty Road.

Woody Woodward with the San Antonio Fire Department says it started on a stairwell and quickly spread to some second-floor apartments.

“In one apartment, we had four children who were by themselves and they were standing by a window,” said Woody Woodward with the San Antonio Fire Department.

Officer Bowen talked three of them into jumping into his arms.

“The fourth child was too scared to jump,” said Woodward.

Firefighters arrived moments later and rescued him from the apartment.

“What an incredible day of heroes with police and firefighters rescuing these children,” said Woodward.

He says the origin of the fire is “highly suspicious.”

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