Two police officers helped rescue a mother and her two twin babies from a fire in Medford, Massachusetts, on Monday morning.
Medford Fire said the blaze started around 8:30 a.m. in a home at at 596 Main St.
Police also responded to assist, and officers Paul Giordano and Sheila Quinn were the first to arrive at the scene. Upon arrival, ther ewas a person outside yelling that there were babies in the house.
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The officers entered the smoke-filled building and went to the second floor to look for the mother and twin 5-month-old babies. Giordano grabbed the babies from the mother and Quinn helped the mother out of the house.
The mother and the children were examined by medical personnel and were in good condition, police said.
As a precautionary measure, both police officers went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be examined for smoke inhalation. They were treated and later released.
A mutual aid firefighter from the Malden Fire Department was injured due to a fall inside the house. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The fire was quickly knocked down, and the cause remaisn under investigation. It is beleived the fire started in the basement of the home.