NYC traffic agents save 3 people, 4 dogs from burning Queens homes

Samantha Liebman
August 02, 2019 - 7:56 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — NYPD traffic supervisor Milagros Soriano says she and her partner saw smoke billowing out of a home on 99th Street near 34th Avenue around 3 p.m. yesterday and didn’t even think twice, kicking in the doors of two homes and rescuing three people and four dogs.

She says, after hearing dogs barking inside the home, she and her partner knocked on the door.

When they got no answer, they kicked in the door.

After realizing the fire was coming from next door, they did the same there.

“I’m not saying I’m a hero. I just feel like I did what was right,” said Soriano.

Her 7 and 10-year-old daughters, however, think she is, Soriano says, "They say their mommy's a hero, and they're quoting their friends and everything and I told them, mommy just did what she had to do, what was right."

The FDNY eventually came and was able to put out the fire in less than an hour.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

It appears the fire was started by an air conditioning unit.

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