Chattanooga firefighter catches baby dropped from third floor during blaze

Chattanooga firefighters battled a large apartment fire last night at the Hidden Creek Apartments on East Brainerd Road.

An off-duty Chattanooga firefighter captured a baby after it was dropped from the third floor by the mother, according to Bruce Garner, fire department spokesman.

The firefighter was identified as Lieutenant Vernon Lane, with Ladder 1 at Station 1. Lane also lived in that apartment building and when fire broke out, he got out and spotted the mother and her 10-month-old baby boy on a third floor balcony, Garner said.

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