A California mother named Karla Langley saved her twin children from a house fire by throwing them out of the window.
Daily Breeze reports that Langley broke a window in her Ladeira Heights apartment and threw a comforter out of it before tossing her children to safety. The comforter helped to cushion the kids' fall. The fire was reported at 12:55am and was put out by 1:20am. Langley escaped from the situation with only minor injuries, as did her kids. Two adults and four children were displaced by the fire.
KTLA adds that the fire started downstairs and spread upwards quickly. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene much of the building was completely encased in flames.
“Just her heroic effort of taking notice of the fire, (she) was able to get the kids out safely," said Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Brown.
"I pulled the mini blind back and that's when I saw an inferno of smoke. I started punching that window. I ripped the screen open and I grabbed my comforter and threw it over that window," said Langley. "I saw people outside and I was like, 'Help, my babies, my babies,' and nobody came. They're all standing there; no one came."
"I'm not a hero; I'm just a mom," Langley continued. "Immediately I grabbed my daughter, leaned as far as I could and I let her go. She fell on her stomach and then I grabbed Hunter and did the same thing. I can't imagine dying in smoke and not doing anything about it. I was like, 'I'm not going out like this.' I will do anything for my family and I did."
Investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire. The only casualty was kids' pet turtle. A GoFundMe page has been established to help pay for expenses incurred from the fire.
[Photo: Screenshot from KTLA]