Babies rescued from Alpharetta burning house

Two Alpharetta police officers helped rescue a father and his two infant children from their burning home Friday morning, authorities said.

A neighbor who lives behind the house on the 11500 block of Vista Forest Drive called 911 after seeing heavy smoke coming from the house around 7:45 a.m., Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon told the AJC.

The two police officers who arrived at the house saw the smoke and then ran inside to find one of the residents trying to get his two infant children out of the house, Gordon said. The officers helped the family escape the house unharmed, Gordon said.

“We’re grateful to get the two infants out,” Gordon told the AJC.

Fire crews contained the blaze to the back of the house, which Gordon said has “moderate to extensive” damage. The cause of the fire is being investigated, he said.

Gordon said most of the streets in Alpharetta are clear – ice and snow didn’t prevent police and fire crews from getting to the house quickly.

“It was a super-quick response,” he said.

Gordon did not release the names of the police officers who rescued the family.