ST. LOUIS -- Two neighbors and a police officer are credited with rescuing a disabled teen from a burning home in north St. Louis County.
Firefighters say the teen, who uses a wheelchair and can’t talk, was trapped in the home when an apparent electrical fire broke out early Tuesday. The child’s mother was in the room screaming for help moving the teen as the house filled with smoke.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that neighbors Kendall Wilkes and his cousin, Lamar Wilkes, crawled through the bedroom window and wrapped blankets around the girl before handing her out the window to a police officer who had just arrived. The officer wasn’t identified.
The Wilkes cousins also then helped the mother get out through the same window. No injuries were reported.