St. Louis firefighters save four children’s lives

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A St. Louis firefighter carries a girl from a burning apartment to an ambulance after reviving her in the 1300 block of Ohio Avenue in the Lafayette Family apartments on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Fire department spokesman Garon Mosby said all four children were under the age of five; one, he said, was in critical condition. Firefighters entered the unit while it was burning and found one child hiding in a closet and a couple in a play tent. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

ST LOUIS, Mo.– The St. Louis City Fire Department saved four children in a house fire Thursday afternoon. The department said when first responders arrived three of the children were not breathing, later in the afternoon, all children were breathing on their own.

ADDS NAME OF FIREFIGHTER-A St. Louis firefighter Josh Roth works to revive a girl, one of four young children pulled from a burning apartment in the 1300 block of Ohio Avenue in the Lafayette Family apartments on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Fire department spokesman Garon Mosby said all four children were under the age of five; one, he said, was in critical condition. Firefighters entered the unit while it was burning and found one child hiding in a closet and a couple in a play tent. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
A St. Louis firefighter carries a girl from a burning apartment to an ambulance after reviving her in the 1300 block of Ohio Avenue in the Lafayette Family apartments on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Fire department spokesman Garon Mosby said all four children were under the age of five; one, he said, was in critical condition. Firefighters entered the unit while it was burning and found one child hiding in a closet and a couple in a play tent. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
St. Louis firefighter Patrick Ferguson carries one of the injured babies as fellow firefighter Mike Perkins applies oxygen on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on their way to a waiting ambulance. Four children were rescued from a second floor apartment in the 1300 block of Ohio. The children were apparently left alone in the apartment. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
St. Louis firefighter Josh Roth carries a girl from a burning apartment to an ambulance after reviving her on Ohio Avenue in the Lafayette Family apartments. She was revived on scene. Four children under the age of 4 believed to have been left alone without adult supervision were pulled from a burning home by St. Louis firefighters on Thursday, and fire officials said they’re lucky to be alive. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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