13-Year-Old Hero Jumps From Burning Building After Saving His Dog
A 13-year-old boy who was trapped in a burning building in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night managed to break a window and jump from the second floor, but not before he rescued his beloved dog.
Alessandro Gonzales was fast asleep in his room when the fire started. He didn’t hear the fire alarm and woke up only after people in the building started screaming and running down the halls. He took his dog – a mixed Shih Tzu-miniature Poodle – and ran toward the fire escape.
However, when Gonzales and his dog made it to the second floor, they found themselves trapped with no possible way out. In order to save his life, Gonzales smashed the window and saw a lot of people on the street, including the police.
When they told him to jump, the brave boy first threw his dog to the gathered crowd and them jumped himself. Luckily, neither the boy nor his dog was hurt. According to various reports, the boy’s mother was anxiously awaiting him down on the street. Check out the teen hero’s account of the incident below:
13 yro jumped from top floor to escape flames into the hands of SF police officer after throwing his dog to safety. pic.twitter.com/ZSMqiwznrC
— Randee Deason (@2hip4tv) January 29, 2015