Dramatic video shows children being thrown to safety from balcony of apartment on fire

Two children suffered critical burns, but are expected to survive

In a dramatic scene caught on camera, several children and a dog were thrown to safety from multiple apartment units during a fire in Arizona that damaged eight homes and left one woman dead.

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The fire broke out on the third floor of the building on July 3, and a 30-year-old mother of two threw her 3-year-old son off the balcony in a last-ditch attempt to save his life.

The child was caught in the nick of time by a former Marine and wide receiver Phillip Blanks, 28, who scooped the toddler up and rushed him to safety, according to reports by ABC7.

The woman's 8-year-old daughter was also rescued as she dropped from the apartment's balcony. The mother, however, perished in the blaze.

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Both children suffered from critical burns but are expected to survive, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Below, in a separate apartment unit also affected by the fire in the same building, neighbors used a bed sheet to catch another child and their dog as they dropped from a balcony.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire and the majority of the damage was contained to the third floor.

“Eight units in total [were] affected by this fire and the residents [worked] with Phoenix Fire Dept Crisis Response units, occupant services, and the Red Cross to obtain shelter for the evening,” Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson Captain Kenny Overton told AZ Central.

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“No firefighters were injured during this incident and the cause of the fire will be under investigation,” they reported.

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