Lieutenant Glenn McGillivray of the Boston Fire Department saves a little boy from a brutal fire. Photo via Boston FD.
Boston firefighters were called to a fire that destroyed 20 apartments on Monday morning in Roxbury, MA. When they arrived on the scene people were hanging from window ledges threatening to jump.
Boston Fire Lieutenant Glenn McGillivray told WBZ-TV that the severe heavy smoke and fire made the rescues of the 15 people difficult. Herbet and Judith lamb were forced to drop their 6 year old grandson into the hands of firefighter Lt. Glenn McGillivray. He told the Boston Globe, “Thank god I caught him. I’ve never had to do that before, and I hope I never have to again.”
They used a ladder to rescue the rest.
“They kept coming, one after another,” he told the newspaper. “We took four people out that one window.”
A suspected Mohamed Abdul Jabar showed up to Boston Medical Center seeking burn treatments and then transferred to the burn unit at Massachusettes General Hospital. He suffered from non life threatening second degree burns to his arms and legs. A preliminary investigation says the fire was part of a failed suicide attempt. He will face charges of arson and attempted murder for setting the fire that hurt almost a dozen people and left 75 homeless.
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