Heroic Dominican man rescues two children from burning house


Dominican, William Barber is being hailed a hero for saving the lives of two young children who were trapped in a burning building Wednesday night.

Barber said he was riding his bicycle when he noticed the blaze at the home at the junction of Tanner and Cross streets.

“When I heard the little children and them a cry for help I throw down the bicycle and I head to the window”, he recalled.

He told state media after trying the front door with no success he tried to push his way through a window, but this also proved futile.

“I had to take a big stone and buss de window and then put my whole entire body inside… I (was) calling them for them to come to meet me and I just take them out; two of them”, he explained.

It was reported that a 6, 3 and 2-year-old were all alone at the time of the fire and the eldest had escaped to seek help.

One of the children was kept overnight at the hospital while the two others were treated and discharged.

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  1. What madness. I salute his bravery but on another note…why were three children under the age of 7 home alone in the middle of the night.

  2. I dont know the situation but id never leave my 6 3 and 2 yr old home alone. Thank God they were saved….

  3. This is a feel good story. Nuff respect I hope the governor general call you for a bravery check. Well done sir thank you for your quick response blessed love.

  4. Life is so unpredictable. Flashbacks of a fire two years ago made me think of the many possibilities. Thank you!

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