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Firefighters Honored for Saving Children from Fire
Firefighters Honored for Saving Children from Fire

A group of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue firefighters were honored Wednesday for their efforts to save three children from a burning apartment.

The fire happened February 15 at an apartment near Bruce Street and Charleston Boulevard. When fire crews arrived, the apartment was filled with smoke and flames. Neighbors told them that three children were still inside. The crews rushed into the apartment to find the children. The 5-year-old boy was on the bed in one bedroom. Firefighters found one of the 3-year-old twins hiding behind a door. He was overcome with smoke. They found the second twin on the floor also overcome with smoke. The oldest boy was struggling to breathe. The twins were not breathing when firefighters found them. The children were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. They have all recovered.

The Las Vegas City Council honored the firefighters for their bravery. 

  • Engine 4: Jeff Rogers, Keith Murray, Darrell Garvin and Karl Rosett
  • Rescue 4: Hunter Mills and Mathew Ongman
  • Rescue 204: Kyle Pixler and Kevin Mckee
  • Rescue 1: Travis Storey and Dustin Teschler
  • Engine 201: Mitch Steinberg, Dennis Larken, Dale Branks and Toby Remer

The children's mother was charged with three counts of felony child abuse with substantial bodily harm. Police say she left the children alone in the apartment without a babysitter. 

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