Crazy Video Dramatic Rescue of 3 Children Captured on Firefighter's Helmet Cam
The Fresno Fire Department released incredible helmet cam video of three children being rescued from a burning Fresno, California, home.
William La Jeunesse reported on "America's Newsroom" that neighbors noticed smoke rising from the home and called 911.
A woman showed up and said her children - ages one, three and four - were home alone.
Firefighter James Perkins' helmet cam shows several firefighters rush into the building. Despite flames and thick black smoke, they are able to rescue all three children.
"I don't remember reacting the way I did," Perkins said. "I immediately just thought we need to get this kid out and get him out to fresh air where there are medical equipment and personnel to start breathing for him."
La Jeunesse reported that doctors are treating the children for smoke inhalation and small burns.
Child Protective Services has custody of the kids and may or may not return them to the mother after the investigation. She was reportedly out shopping and left her young children home alone.
La Jeunesse said that the cause of the fire was an electrical short with the television.
He added that tragedy was likely averted because the Fresno Fire Department made it to the home just four minutes after receiving the call.
Watch the clip above and see the incredible helmet cam footage below.