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Construction workers catch children thrown from window during fire


Construction workers in Albuquerque have been credited with saving a toddler and infant from a burning apartment.

The children were reportedly dropped from a window by their parents, who placed an immense amount of trust in the construction crew.

“They mean the world to us, imagine having to drop them out of a two-story window,” said the mother, Candace Holmes. “You’re not sure if you’re going to make it, it’s an awful feeling.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Ruiz lauded the construction worker who caught the children.

“He happened to be at the right place at the right time,” Ruiz told KOB4. “We’re always advising people not to rush into burning buildings to save people – that’s what we’re here for.”

“My son is traumatized, my daughter is thankfully too young to remember it, you know, but we’re just glad that we’re here today,” Holmes said. “Without the construction guys, we would not be here. We would not be here at all.”

Cherylnn Martinez, the woman who police believe started the fire, was put before a judge earlier this week and is being held without bond.

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