Mother with her newborn baby jump from third floor window to escape from fire

House fire illustration 
By: Feng Qian 

A young mother and her newborn baby are lucky to be alive after jumping from a third floor window in order to escape from a fire, police in China said.

The mother, identified as Tian, injured her foot while her 20-day-old son was unharmed.

According to the police investigation, shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, residents saw flames coming out from a window on the second floor of a three story house in Oriental Pearl Garden, Qingpu.

The mother was shouting from the third story window, and passersby called the fire department. The quick thinking mother wrapped her baby in a blanket and jumped out of the window.

Once on the ground, paramedics rushed the mother and the child to a nearby hospital. The cause of the fire is unknown, police said.