Off-duty officer helps save men after fiery wreck


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty Birmingham police officer is being hailed as a hero after helping to rescue two boys from a burning car.

Birmingham police Officer Mark Green says he just did what he would hope someone would do for him.

WBMA-TV reports ( that Green was on his way to work Sunday morning when he saw a car engulfed in flames. He says he heard someone scream "help" from the area. Then he noticed someone was inside of the burning car, and another victim was on the ground near the car.

Green says he slid down the hill to help the victims escape the flames.

The two victims were brothers and were taken to UAB Hospital.

Capt. Brad Appleton, one of the firefighters who arrived at the scene, applauds Green's actions.


Information from: WBMA-TV,

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