Monday, October 26, 2009

Mother Rescues Deaf Daughter From Fire

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A mother rushed to rescue her deaf daughter as their east side apartment went up in flames early Monday.

Jodi Reynolds and her daughter jumped into action when their Bexvie Avenue apartment caught fire, around 6:30 a.m., 10TV's Patrick Bell reported.

"Fire was shooting out the back window like crazy. And my daughter had already grabbed my granddaughter and got out," said Reynolds. "My other daughter can't even hear, so I had to go in the room and literally shake her - she had no clue."

Firefighters said they are familiar with complex.

The fire has been ruled arson

Reynolds says she heard arguing outside the building before the fire started and detectives are investigating.

"We've had several fires over the last couple of years - about three units burned, two I believe were arson," said battalion chief Bill Bishop.

While battling the fire, a Columbus firefighter broke his ankle.