VIDEO: Family Trapped in Fire Jump from Fourth Floor

Posted: 1/7/2016

Family Forced to Evacuate Apartment through Fourth Floor Window

Quebec City, Canada -- A family trapped in their apartment building by consuming flames were forced to jump from the fourth floor window.  See the video.

Flames can be seen pouring from the apartment as neighbors heard the family scream.  They gathered outside, but were unable to help.  Instead, they encouraged the family to jump.

The ten year old son jumped first, as his stepfather held him before letting him go.  Next, the boy's mother leapt to the ground.  Last, the man climbed onto the window sill, hesitated, and then jumped.

Luckily, there was a recent snowfall and the sidewalk snow had been shoveled into a pile beneath their window.  They landed on soft snow.  All three family members were hospitalized, but are okay and expected to make a full recovery. 

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