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Hero Rescues Baby Girl from Burning Building

building on fire When fire broke out on the top floor of an apartment building in South-west London, it was heroics of one young man that saved the life of a scared 10 month old little girl.

22 year old Tommy Mackay was playing football with his friends when he noticed smoke coming from a nearby apartment. He rushed to the spot with a couple of friends and ran up the stairs of the 15 storey building when he heard that a baby was stranded on the top floor.

Says Tommy, “Me and a couple of friends ran up. One woman was shouting ‘my baby is up there’. I made it up to the top floor and there was a Chinese boy hitting a door with a golf club but he was only making holes. So I kicked the door in. I ran in there and threw a T-shirt on the baby’s head and ran down.”

Tommy Mackay Needless to say his efforts saved the baby’s life.

Ten-month-old Layla O’Shea became stuck after the door shut trapping the toddler inside as this fire spread through the floor of flats.

The toddler’s mom told the Standard:

“I had gone to throw a nappy away and got locked out. Then everyone started shouting fire, fire’.

“I had started panicking and kicking the door. I was terrified. I thought we were going to die.

“Then some people came running up the stairs and managed to kick the door in and get Layla out.

“It is a huge relief. I am still in shock. I’m very grateful to him [Tommy] and thanked him when we came down, and gave him a kiss. He is a hero. We are just lucky. Extremely lucky.”

Firemen were called to control the blaze at 4.47 pm and with the help of 25 engines, 2 aerial ladder platforms and over 100 firemen, they were able to control the fire just before 9.00 pm.

While the cause of the fire is still unknown, a 32-year-old woman was arrested over night. Police said they were treating the blaze as “suspicious” and specialists were expected to begin examining the scene today. – Atula, Staff Writer

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Atula is a writer, traveler, and a nature-lover. She is also mom to a boy who seems to have inherited all her creative genes. When Atula is not busy making up stories with her son, she writes for numerous magazines, websites, and blogs. She is also working on her site on endangered species called

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