DECATUR - "In our family we take care of our neighbors no matter what,” says 10-year-old Zna Gresham, who is having a hard time understanding how much of a heroine she really is.
While her apartment in Decatur was on fire, Zna was there to catch her neighbor’s newborn baby that was thrown from the second floor window.
"I caught the newborn baby from falling. Before it had hit the ground I caught it," Zna told Channel 2 Action News she did what was asked after she ran out of the burning building. “The lady from upstairs, she was dropping her babies and she asked me and my sister can she get the babies for her.”
Five people are hurt in the fire that happened Thursday night at the Arbors at North Decatur Road.
"The smoke was rising so quickly to the upper floors, they couldn't make their way outside their upper apartment into the hallway because of the smoke. They just went to a window and they threw the child outside to the people, to the neighbors, down on the ground," said Morrison.
The one-month-old appeared to be okay, but was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for observation. A two and a three-year-old also received minor injuries as well as two adults.
The fire apparently started in a bottom floor apartment where someone was cooking.