Man given award for saving children from an apartment fire

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A standing ovation was given for a North Charleston man responsible for saving two children from a burning apartment.

"The only thing I could say was help. He helped me, he saved them. If it wasn't for him outside we wouldn't be here," said the mother of the two children Daysha Lewis.

Back in February Reginald Curry a resident of the Noisette Creek apartments saw that another neighbor needed his help. Curry rushed over to the burning apartment and told Daysha Lewis to toss her baby to him from the second floor. Curry caught the baby then kicked down the door to save her three year-old son from the couch inside.

"He saved us from a burning building. He saved both of my kids. The only thing I'd like to say is to thank him," said Lewis.

Curry's heroism did not go un-noticed by the North Charleston Fire Department. For his good deed he was awarded the Chief's Citizen Award.

"They say I am, but I don't feel like a hero. I just did what I had to do," said Curry.

Curry's mother said her son re-lived the fiery nightmare over and over.

"He lost a lot of sleep wondering if the babies are going to make it if they were alive," said Margaret Curry.

Lewis said her 3-year-old Dortez is still healing. Lewis' family members are also grateful.

"For him to go and crawl and took him off that sofa and bring back out that was an act that I've only seen in the movies," said Willa Palmer the boys great-aunt.

But the fire was no movie and Curry no actor.

"For him to put his whole life aside just to do that we are forever thankful," said Palmer.

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