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|Mayor Recognizes June Life-Savers
|Several Galesburg residents who helped rescue people from two fires at different times of the day have been recognized by Mayor Sal Garza for their efforts.
Eight Galesburg residents recently were honored for helping rescue those who were inside 642 West Losey Street and 761 East Brooks Street during fires at different times of the day June 29th.
The West Losey Street fire started accidentally with a kitchen stove, but smoke spread quickly to the upper level of the home.
Fire Chief Tom Simkins says the West Losey residents did what they had to do to get people out.
"Alana Hudson awoke to find flames in the kitchen on the first floor of her rental home, with smoke filling the structure, Alana proceeded to alert the other 7 residents of the house," Chief Simkins says. "Upon rising to find the smoke-filled staircase, a threat to the two infants on the second floor, George Hudson removed the window at the top of the stairs and jumped approximately 18 feet to the driveway below."
George Hudson the Third then caught two babies Alana Hudson dropped from the window, and other rescues were made as well. The two Hudsons were injured.
The fire on East Brooks is believed to have started because of a burning candle in the home without electricity, but neighbors rescued two children from the home, while firefighters rescued 27-year old Katrina Mason from the home.
She remains wanted by police on charges of Child Endangerment, but has been in University Hospitals in Iowa ever since after suffering burn injuries.
|08 06 11 by Newsroom
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