Anival didn’t even think twice.
“Went to the door and saw the babies so I jumped the fence and I pulled on the screen door and I wrapped up the babies and pulled them out,” Anival said. “I knew I had to get them out.”
Getting them out wasn’t an easy task, however.
ONLY ON @News3LV: This homeless man ran into a burning apartment to save two small children. Although @LasVegasFD arrived on scene quickly, this man is the true hero! Hear my interview with him at 3,5 and 6. pic.twitter.com/NYrgTMtFQq
— Kelsey Thomas (@KelseyNews3LV) December 1, 2017
Anival had to get through a security door that was deadbolted shut, but the adrenalin had him breaking down the door in no time.
Inside, there was a 10-month-old little boy and a three-year-old girl, who Anival both rescued.
“It’s obvious if this person hadn’t been there, these children could’ve been burned or may have been killed in the fire,” Tim Szymanski with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said.
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It’s estimated that roughly $50,000 worth of damage was done and the four people, including the small children, were left without a place to live right before the holidays.
Thanks to one heroic homeless man, they were able to celebrate the holidays at all.