Georgie firefighters hailed as heroes

A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after he caught a child who was thrown "like a football" from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia, a city northeast of Atlanta.

The fire occurred on January 3 at the Avondale Forest Apartments in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department uploaded the video of the rescue to Facebook.com on Sunday (watch video below).

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Building collapse in Philadelphia

Police and emergency rescue crews are frantically to free victims trapped in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Philadelphia.

The building which was connected to a Salvation Army store at the corner of 22nd and Market streets came down at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. The cause of the building collapse is unknown. But officials believe a controlled demolition at a construction site next door may have contributed to the collapse.

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