Mother drops children from rope to escape fire

October 28, 2011 12:43:55 PM PDT
An Atlanta mother was forced to make a split-second decision to save her family from a burning building.

Twenty-three-year-old Ashley Brown says she had no choice but to drop her two children from a third floor window to escape the fire. So she tied a rope around her two-month-old son, Harvey.

"I tried to get my body out as far as I could out the window. I held him gently and I dropped him gently and he landed just fine," said Brown.

"I just told her to drop the baby and I told her I promised her I would catch it. So I had to catch the baby," said Lawrence Fort, who caught the baby.

Brown did the same thing with her three-year-old daughter and mother. She says she's blessed her children came through safely. Both are doing just fine. Her mother is OK, too.

In fact, firefighters evacuated everyone and say nobody had any serious injuries.

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