Montreal police save toddler left alone in burning apartment

Aug 31 2017, 8:10 pm

Montreal police rushed to rescue a toddler left alone in an apartment fire.

Officers hurried to the burning building located in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve early Thursday morning. They were already in the area dealing with an earlier unrelated incident, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Eight officers entered the smoke-filled building without proper breathing equipment. They followed the sound of the baby’s screams and were able to rescue the little girl from the flames.

The officers used fire extinguishers to get the flames under control.

A woman in her 50s who is believed to be the child’s babysitter has been placed under arrest for criminal negligence.

While the little girl did not suffer from smoke inhalation, some officers had to be taken to hospital where they are recovering.

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