Father Runs Into Burning Home, Saves Infant

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM EDT


(WKBW) South Buffalo - Just before 2 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to a home on Duerstein Street in South Buffalo that was fully engulfed in flames.

"I looked out my window and saw orange and red," said Neighbor Mike Sante. "I got out of bed and saw the flames shooting out of the windows."

Officials tell us the tenants are a couple with two young children. The couple tried to make it out of the burning home, but their 8-month-old baby boy was still inside. That's when according to fire officials, the father went back into the home to save his son. All family members were able to escape the fire without major injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and damages are estimated at $75,000.