Hero Dallas man catches baby thrown from burning building

Watch: Desperate woman drops her baby from burning building into bystander's arms

Watch: Desperate woman drops her baby from burning building into bystander's arms

Campbell told Dallas News on Wednesday that he had seen smoke coming from the apartment building, so he drove to it.

Resident Byron Campbell said he was about to leave in his vehicle when he saw the flames shooting through the roof.

Three people were hurt in the blaze - that included a firefighter who suffered burns, McClatchy reported.

And if that weren't heroic enough, one man caught a woman's baby when she tossed her from the residence.

A fire at a residential building in Dallas in the USA forced a mother to drop her year-old baby from a third-floor window into the arms of a bystander below. "After she dropped the baby I hurried up and curled him up and caught him real good". Six other people jumped from the window of the burning block, and no one was seriously injured. "So she finally trusted me, and she dropped the baby".

It took almost 50 firefighters to extinguish the fire.

Meanwhile, Thomas said she was grateful to Campbell for saving her child's life.

"Throwing my baby out to complete stranger that I didn't know, but I do thank him because without him my child's life would not have been saved", Shuntara Thomas reportedly said. Luckily, the mattresses - and Campbell's arms - were there to catch them and break the falls.

"I'm so sorry for the families affected by this tragedy".

A Dallas Fire-Rescue official said several residents and bystanders, assisted by police officers, went door-to-door to alert others to the fire. "So I may not have anything else, but it teaches me not to be thankful for the material things but to be thankful for everything that I do have", she told KDFW. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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