• 'We had to act fast': Charlotte firefighters rescue family on balcony after apartment fire

    By: Tina Terry

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Families had to be rescued from the third floor after a 2-alarm fire ripped through a north Charlotte apartment complex Tuesday night. 

    But, when firefighters arrived on scene at the Legacy Park Drive apartments, they had to convince a frightened mother to hand over her child. 

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    "We had a mom holding a very young child who didn't want to separate from her child at all," firefighter JoJo Hall said. "She feels like the safest place for the child is in her arms." 

    Watch the video above as Channel 9's Tina Terry speaks with the local firefighters about the heroic rescue. 

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