CLEVELAND - A Cleveland woman says she's grateful to firefighters for rescuing her and her three children from a burning apartment Thursday morning.
The blaze broke out just after 7:30 a.m. on Rocky River Drive in Cleveland. Fire officials say no one was inside the unit where the fire started.
Two people managed to escape on their own, but Kelly Ottenweller and her children, ages two, five and four-month-old had to be pulled to safety. Crews say when they knocked on doors in the building, the family of four was still sleeping.
Ottenwaller said, "I'm so thankful to them. They saved my family's life. If it weren't for them, I know for a fact, we would have been trapped inside."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the Red Cross is now helping those displaced by it.
No injuries were reported.
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