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Petersburg Mom, 2 Children Jump From Apartment Fire

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PETERSBURG, VA—A Petersburg military mom and her two young children are recovering after a fire broke out in their apartment early Wednesday morning.

The mother was able to drop her two children from the second-floor apartment to an emergency responder who was outside the building. The woman then jumped from the apartment.

The woman says a candle, lit in honor of her Army Sergeant husband who's currently deployed in Germany, set fire to her living room.

The children, a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, were not harmed. The woman injured her leg.

The fire broke out in the apartment on Woodmere Drive around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Fire crews were able to contain the fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.


8News Anchor Amy Lacey has the story, Wednesday on 8News at 5:30 p.m.

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