A Staten Island man is being dubbed a hero after rescuing three people including two children from a burning apartment building earlier this week.
Delroy Lewis was arriving home on Tuesday night when he first noticed flames coming out of his neighbors apartment and heard the sound of children whimpering while he went in the premise. Saying, “When I looked over I saw the windows were on fire.”
So “I (banged) on (the door) and it was open so I pushed myself in and when I went in the smoke was so huge and so black.”
Lewis told local news,”They were crying but they were like frozen, maybe they were scared because of the fire to come out. So I went inside and when I went inside the smoke was so dense that I had to just like feel myself to them.”
After the Staten Island based man seized the children, he went one floor up to grab Wanda Armstrong, a fellow resident.
Several minutes after Armstrong was saved by Lewis, the building was destroyed by the fire. Armstrong hugged him and thanked him over and over, but Lewis just replied ‘there’s no need’ to do that.
“He’s very humble,” she said.
On Wednesday, Armstrong said, Lewis deserve the title of a hero.
Saying, “…He risked his life dearly, so I think he does.”