An Atlanta father’s act of heroism, unfortunately, cost him his life.
Brandon Gamble, the father of five children, was tragically killed in a house fire on Thursday but he managed to help his family escape from the burning home. Firefighters said the 30-year-old sacrificed himself in order to help his family get through a window to safety.
“I was in my bed asleep and I heard glass breaking and I heard screaming, I heard a grown man screaming, not like crying, but like screaming and kids come outside and I looked outside my window and I saw fire,” recalled neighbor Jacob Stewart. “I’d seen a man, I’d seen hands and all he was doing was he was pushing kids out of the window.”
Investigators believe the fire started in the living room of the home where Brandon, his wife Tyesha, and their 5 children lived.
“It had a total of six victims that were transported to the hospital. Those victims had to escape through a window due to the layout of the house. unfortunately, we did have one member of the house that did not escape,” said Forest Park Deputy Fire Chief Matt Jackson.
Brandon’s family remembers him for his dedication to his family.
“He’s just a loving person he always did the best for his family he made sure his family was good he worked two jobs to support his family, two full-time jobs,” said Octavia Bennett, Brandon’s cousin.
“He did everything for his kids. Those are his kids; those are his babies. He was always saying ‘I’d die for my kids’ and he did just that.” Bennett added.
According to FOX5 Atlanta, the five children were released from the hospital Thursday afternoon. They will be staying with their grandmother while their mother recovers from severe smoke inhalation.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Gamble family. If you would like to donate click here.