CBS 3 Philly reports that resident Hakim Laws told reporters he was walking along the 1200 block of North 52nd Street when he saw flames shooting out of the building’s second-floor around 2 a.m.
The former firefighter says he joined first responders and helped get residents out one by one, but not before he took a dig at Agholor.
“I see a guy hanging out the window screaming that his kids were in there,” Laws recounts. “My man just started throwing babies out… and we were catching them, unlike Agholor and all his mishaps.”
Babies thrown from burning building in Philly. Man who caught them, takes shot at Eagles WR Nelson Agholor, who had two TD’s, but dropped two passes & fumbled: “My man started throwing babies out the window. We was catching them — unlike Agholor.” pic.twitter.com/bozMpNus46
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 23, 2019
That man was Nadir Darby.
“I looked out my window, I just see a bunch of smoke coming from below… like shooting up,” Darby said. “I woke everybody up. My kid went to the door to try to get out and smoke rushed up the steps so the only way out was through the window. Once they got the ladders up it was only a matter of getting everyone out.”
According to authorities, an air conditioning unit sparked the flames. The front of the building was badly charred.
Officials say 10 people were displaced, two people were taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and one person was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Safe to say Eagles fans neither forgive nor forget.