by: Tyisha Fernandes Updated: Oct 3, 2017 – 1:45 PM
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – A family is recovering after taking desperate measures to escape an apartment fire at the Azalea Park apartment complex.
The mother, Raven Hines, had to toss two of her children over a balcony down to neighbors willing to catch them.
The fire started around 4 p.m. Friday.
“I saw the smoke and I knew the fire was close. I remember seeing the ceiling melting but I don’t remember smelling the smoke or feeling the fire,” said Hines.
When Hines opened her apartment door, she couldn’t see the staircase – so she knew jumping over the balcony was the only way out.
Neighbors down below said they’d catch the children – so she grabbed her 1-year-old son, put him over the railing and dropped him.
“He was looking up at me like why did you just do this? Why? He held …