A Fairburn woman said an unknown man rescued her and her 1-year-old son from their burning apartment Saturday morning.
"I was sleeping and I got up, and it was nothing but smoke," Tyisha Anthony told CBS Atlanta News as she held her son, Sage. "The whole building was on fire."
Fire officials said they were called to Ashford Town & Country Apartments on Clay Street at 6:20 a.m. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke and residents fleeing their apartments.
Anthony said she could not get out her front door, so she broke a window and spotted a man in a pickup truck.
"He was like, 'Do you need help?'" said Anthony. "I was like, 'Yes, please get me out of here. Get the baby out.'"
Fire officials said the apartment building was built in the 1970s and had no fire walls or sprinkler system. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
They credit the man with getting the two out of their apartment.
"We consider him a hero," said Fairburn Deputy Fire Chief Jody Weller. "We wish we could make contact with him."
Anthony said the man told her he had to go to work and left immediately after rescuing her and her son.
"I would just hug him," said Anthony. "Probably give him a kiss and tell him thank you so much because I was very scared."
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