Man rescues children from burning house

An Indiana man is being hailed a hero by local authorities after entering a burning house last week and saving the lives of several children trapped inside the burning structure. Nicholas Bostic, 25, was driving in Lafayette, Indiana, just after midnight on July 11 when he saw a house on fire, according to a Lafayette Police Department news release, and pulled into the driveway of the House. Bostic was able to enter through an open back door and began checking to see if anyone was in the house, the statement said. As he went upstairs, he found four children – aged between one and 18 – asleep and woke them up, helping them escape the house. Once Bostic managed to get the children out of the house, he learned that a fifth child, a six-year-old girl, was still inside. On his way home he looked for the girl and when he heard crying he finally located her, police said. jump from a second story window to safety. Bostic had to break the window with his hand to open it, the statement said. “I tried to find the back door, but I couldn’t find it and I didn’t want to get too lost,” Bostic told CNN. WLFI affiliate Lafayette Police Department posted video to social media showing the moment firefighters arrive at the home, and Bostic is then seen walking from the engulfed in flames home with the girl in his arms. As he approaches the firefighters, he hands the girl to the firefighters and sits down on the ground. A policeman confirms and says to him: “You did well, man. Bostic was seriously injured in the rescue, authorities said, suffering from smoke inhalation and deep cuts to his right arm. The girl “was miraculously mostly unharmed,” the statement said. Bostic told WLFI he may have had a severed tendon in his arm. “The bottom of my hands are covered in blisters like I’ve grabbed something hot. I remember seeing flames through the window as I punched it,” he said. A Lafayette police spokesperson told CNN the family is doing well and have since met with Bostic. at a friend’s house and at church. The parents had left for the evening and the 18-year-old was with the children, according to police. “The heroic actions of Nicholas Bostic have saved lives,” Lafayette police said in the statement. “His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he impressed many with his courage, tenacity and unwavering calm in the face of such perilous dangers.”

An Indiana man is being hailed a hero by local authorities after entering a burning house last week and saving the lives of several children trapped inside the burning structure.

Nicholas Bostic, 25, was driving in Lafayette, Indiana, just after midnight on July 11 when he saw a house on fire, according to a Press release from the Lafayette Police Department and stopped in the driveway of the house.

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Bostic was able to enter through a backdoor that was open and began checking to see if anyone was in the house, the statement said. As he went upstairs, he found four children – aged between one and 18 – asleep and woke them up, helping them escape the house.

Once Bostic managed to get the children out of the house, he learned that a fifth child, a six-year-old girl, was still inside. On his way home he looked for the girl and when he heard crying he finally located her, police said.

Bostic was unable to find a downstairs exit as the flames intensified, police said, and the two would be forced to jump out of a second-story window to safety. Bostic had to break the window with his hand to open it, the statement said.

“I tried to find the backdoor, but I couldn’t find it and I didn’t want to get too lost,” Bostic told CNN affiliate WLFI.

Lafayette Police posted video on social media showing the moment firefighters arrive at the house, and Bostic is then seen walking from the house engulfed in flames with the girl in his arms. As he approaches the firefighters, he hands the girl to the firefighters and sits down on the ground.

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“Is the baby okay? Please tell me the baby is fine,” Bostic asks as he is being treated. A policeman confirms and says to him: “You did well, man.

Bostic was seriously injured in the rescue, authorities said, suffering from smoke inhalation and deep cuts to his right arm. The girl “was miraculously mostly unharmed,” the statement said.

Bostic told WLFI he may have had a severed tendon in his arm. “The bottom of my hands are covered in blisters like I’ve grabbed something hot. I remember seeing flames through the window as I punched it,” he said.

A Lafayette police spokesperson told CNN the family is doing well and have since met Bostic at a friend’s house and at church. The parents had left for the evening and the 18-year-old was with the children, according to police.

“The heroic actions of Nicholas Bostic have saved lives,” Lafayette police said in the statement. “His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he impressed many with his courage, tenacity and unwavering calm in the face of such perilous dangers.”

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