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11-month-old twins tossed to safety during US fire

December 18, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Two 11-month-old brothers are safe after being tossed from the third-floor of a burning building into the arms of a New York City postman.

Jermaine Shirley caught the twins one at a time. They were not hurt.

The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1i1wHHW ) says Shirley was heading to work Wednesday morning when he smelled smoke in his building in the borough of the Bronx. He says he alerted his neighbors and then got outside to hear a neighbor calling for help from a third-floor apartment.

He told the newspaper he ran to the back of the building and saw the neighbor on the fire escape with his twins. He told him to drop the babies down to him.

The rest of the family made it down the fire escape.

The cause of fire is under investigation.

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