Report: Mom throws kids out of window after military candle sparks fire

Posted at 10:14 AM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 10:18:21-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTKR) — A mother and a police officer helped save two children from a burning apartment, according to a report from WTVR/CBS6 in Richmond, Va.

April Genao dropped her children, ages 1 and 5, out of her Petersburg apartment window early Tuesday morning after a candle, left burning in the home, started a fire. According to reports, Genao said she kept the candle burning to honor her husband who is currently deployed in Germany.

Read the entire story from WTVR/CBS6, HERE.