Mother rescues children from overnight fire

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) -- A mother, her two children and a man escaped from an overnight fire at a Montgomery apartment complex.

The fire happened just before midnight on South Hopper Street, trapping the mother and a man along with the two children. The mother lowered the children out of a second story window to neighbors below, authorities said. She and the man escaped through a second-story exit.

It took three dozen firefighters to get the blaze under control.  Nobody was seriously injured.

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