An off-duty firefighter rescued a grandmother and two children from certain death Thursday after one of the kids set fire to the basement in the family home, according to the FDNY.
Roben Duge was on his way home at about 6 p.m. when he saw thick black smoke pouring out of the house in Jamaica, Queens, sources said.
A child in the house was playing around and accidentally set the basement on fire, sources said.
The child was too afraid to tell the grandma right way, allowing the blaze spread.
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By the time the elderly woman realized the house was on fire, the family was trapped inside.
Duge, a five-year veteran of the department who’s assigned to Ladder 103 in Brooklyn, saw the blaze, broke into a dead sprint and burst into the two-story home, sources and the FDNY said.
He dragged the two children and the grandmother out of the house without major injuries, sources said.
The fire was brought under control about half an hour after it started.
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