Transcript for Toddler Jumps to Safety From a Burning Building in Alabama
second decision a little boy made to survive. ABC's Candice Gibson with the story. Reporter: The fire races through this apartment complex in Alabama as desperate neighbors urge a 3-year-old to jump. A dramatic rescue is about to take place. Jump! We got you, come on! Reporter: The screams for a young boy trapped on the second floor to jump out the window. We got your mama right here. Your mama said do it. Come on. Reporter: Neighbor Kerry Jackson captures what happened next. Watch again as that young boy jumps to safety landing in the arms of a neighbor. Every time you watch it, there he go, he jumped, he jumped. He finally jumped. It's just that feeling, it gives you just to relive that moment. And you say you saved someone's life. It's just a really good feeling. Reporter: Two other children were trapped inside, rescued by firefighters. The majority of fires, like the one in Alabama, start in the kitchen. FEMA reports the number of kitchen fires are up 18% over the least five years. And the holidays are the busiest time of the year for fire crews, an average of 905 Americans die in house fires during the winter. That Alabama fire could so easily have turned deadly had it not been for some quick-thinking neighbors, and that child and others taking a leap of faith. I was just scared to drop down but I had to do it. I was just like, I can't believe this is happening on Christmas. And the children rescued from that fire including the boy that jumped are all doing physically okay tonight. Firefighters do remind us tonight when faced with a fire, it's best to just get out as soon as possible. And get this, a fire doubles every 60 seconds. The longer someone delays escaping, the worst it is. We want to welcome you to world news and ABC news. It's good to be aboard. Thank you.
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