A Michigan mother was reportedly forced to throw her three daughters from a top-floor window to allow them to escape from an apartment fire that left seven children and a firefighter injured.
WDIV reported that the blaze broke out Wednesday morning at an apartment building on Detroit’s west side. Though the fire was extinguished shortly after midnight, it rekindled at around 3 a.m.
As crews fought the inferno, one mother hurled her three daughters Angel, 5, Angela, 3, and Miracle, 1, out of a top-floor window to get them to safety. Sheresa Johnson, 25, said she was with her entire family when the smoke and flames closed in–forcing her to make a difficult decision.
“I told them what they were about to do,” she said. “I told them it was on fire. They just came out the window.”
Miraculously, the children weren’t injured from the fall. The station noted that four other children managed to escape the fire.
The mother of three has since created a GoFundMe page, explaining that their family lost everything except for her children in Wednesday’s fire.
A witness told the station that 60 people lived inside the building and that several residents were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Two people reportedly suffered minor injuries from jumping out of a second-floor window.
A firefighter also sustained burns to his face and neck during Wednesday’s blaze, according to WDIV.
Right now, authorities believe the apartment fire was caused by an electrical issue.
[Featured Image: Sheresa Johnson and daughters Angel, Angela, and Miracle/WDIV]