Columbus family escapes fire by jumping from 2nd story window - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Columbus family escapes fire by jumping from 2nd story window

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus family narrowly escapes a house fire by jumping from a second-story window.  Fire officials received a call around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday of a burning home on Ridgefield Drive, near St. Mary's Road. 

A mother and her two children were sleeping in the house when the fire started.

They were unable to escape on the bottom floor, so they went upstairs and jumped from a window into the waiting hands of a neighbor.

The mother and children were taken to the hospital. Officials say the fire started in the kitchen and caused roughly $150,000 in damage.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:56:14 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 3:01 AM EDT2018-04-20 07:01:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was...More >>
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him.More >>
Powered by Frankly