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Heroes emerge from flames
Baby dropped from second-floor window
Tower One douses a building Saturday night at Partridge Meadows which housed 8 apartments.
Eight families lost their homes Saturday night when fire raced through Partridge Meadows –– with tragedy averted by the quick work of men who charged toward the flames.“There was a lady holding a baby at the window,” said Curtis Davenport, one of the men who helped get people out of the apartments. “She didn’t want to at first, but she finally let the baby go and he (Michael Newby) caught it.”“Then I told her to jump, that I’d catch her,” Newby said, noting the mother, after tossing her baby down to him, jumped from the second-story window into Newby’s arms.Two more people were pulled from the second-story window. They became trapped because the door to their apartment was blocked by fire.