Man who saved baby girl when she was thrown from the window of a burning unit this morning insists he is not a hero and said “it’s just something anyone would do in that time of crisis”.

Kristy Morton and Luke Hayes were woken up by thick black smoke filling their second-floor Blacktown unit this morning, and made a desperate decision to throw baby Nevaeh Rose out the window, shares 9 news.

Waiting neighbours caught little Nevaeh, whose name is “heaven” spelled backwards, with a blanket.

One of her rescuers, Tony Finn, said “We used the blanket to catch her when they chucked her down for us,” he said.

“[We] caught her like a football – pretty much just arms out and pulled her back in.”

Firefighters were called to the burning residential block on Bruce Street about 7.35am today.

The family have lost “everything” and the fire has damaged their unit, cracking the walls.

Another neighbour, Charlie, remains in hospital after he ran upstairs to try to help people out of the burning unit block.

“He’s the true hero really,” Mr Finn said.

Initial inquiries suggest the fire is not suspicious but a full investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • Well done to the man who caught the baby.


  • hope this is a good lesson to all
    things can happen that you do not think what would happen
    live a good life be thankfull
    work hard get the benefits
    don’t abuse yourself or any one else
    be thankfull that your all alive


  • The baby is alive as a result of her parents’ quick thinking. I hope the gentleman who rushed upstairs to help them will be OK too. The family may have lost everything but they are still here and I’m sure people will rally around and help them with the necessities they desperately need. I know it is hearbreaking to lose things you can never replace.


  • Oh, luckily that he was there ready to jump into action! Well done!!


  • Bless them. So good to see neighbours as caring as this. Should get bravery awards.


  • Thank goodness this young baby is safe.


  • True, anyone would have done it. But still a brave and wonderful thing to do.


  • How scary ! That must have been a difficult decision to make to throw baby Nevaeh out of the window. Thank God the neighbors were able to catch her !


  • Legend


  • What a catch! That’ll make an awesome story for the 18th or 21st.


  • wow glad everyone is safe and well, must have been terrifying


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