Shocking bodycam footage shows how Kentucky cop catches baby thrown from burning building

Jano le Roux

About 70 to 100 residents have been evacuated from their residences. The 36-unit residential complex was engulfed in flames and smoke as firefighters arrived. The Red Cross is supplying hotel rooms for 29 families affected by the fire. The top story of the residential complex is a complete loss, but the bottom floors are likely to be saved. The cause of the fire is being investigated, the fire manager says. The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Florence, Kentucky, on Parkland Place.

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Florence Police Department

How events went down

Following an early morning burn, approximately 70 to 100 Kentucky state residents have been evacuated from their residences.

About 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, crews reported to the Champions Club Apartments on Parkland Place.

The 36-unit residential complex was engulfed in flames and smoke as firefighters arrived.

According to Florence Fire and EMS, building residents were seen leaping from upper floors and some were clearly stuck in the walls. One guy lowered himself from the third floor to the ground using a cable wire.

Ten Kentucky citizens were evacuated, and eight were sent to local hospitals. Their current circumstances are unclear.

Body footage obtained by Fox19 can be viewed here.

Video from a body camera depicts victims being pulled from a burning apartment complex.

At one point in the footage, a mom desperately throws her baby from the top of the building, and the cop then makes the perfect catch.

According to a Red Cross spokeswoman, the organization is supplying hotel rooms for 29 families who have been affected by the fire in Kentucky state near the apartment building.

Others, according to Marita Salkowski, are living with relatives or colleagues.

The Red Cross frequently offers health and mental health services, as well as dinners.

According to the fire manager, the top story of the residential complex is a complete loss. It’s likely that the bottom floors will be saved.

There is no preliminary loss estimation.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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