Firefighters are some of the most incredible heroes out there: They gear up in 50 pound uniforms, storm into blazing buildings and risk their lives to save others. We're always proud of our firefighters, but there's one video in particular that's making us cheer from the rooftops.
After a fire broke out in DeKalb County, Georgia last week, courageous firefighters rushed to the scene to catch children who were thrown from the third story of an apartment complex. Thanks to helmet cameras, the whole thing was caught on video.
Footage shows the building, identified as the Avondale Forest Apartment complex, completely engulfed in flames as residents desperately try to climb down to safety on ladders.
It was firefighter Captain Scott Stroup who was seen on video catching a child dropped from the third floor, the fire department said. According to ABC News, a dozen people were trapped in the building and around 20 units were affected by the flames. But thanks to the brigade, everyone was rescued and only a few minor injuries were reported.
In a totally Canadian turn of events, Tim Hortons has sparked another round of the Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman feud.
Someone on Twitter shared their "Iced Capp 2.0" (a combination of the classic Tims drink with Reynolds' gin) and it led the alcoholic beverage company to make a not-so-subtle dig at Laughing Man Coffee, Jackman's coffee company.
We'll allow it...Sorry @laughingmanco we heart some @TimHortons https://t.co/rGs07WxGHd
— Aviation American Gin (@Aviation American Gin)1621030217.0
According to Better Dwelling, the country's prices for "typical" homes have reached a new "all-time high." The benchmark reached a price of $731,600 in April, which is an increase of $18,100 from the month before.
The largest monthly price increases weren't in Vancouver or Toronto, like some may expect, but they were in the "far suburbs" of those to metropolises. The biggest increase was in Ontario's Southern Georgian Bay where prices jumped a whopping $43,100 to hit a benchmark price of $635,600.
Next was B.C.'s Fraser Valley where prices hit $1,020,700, an increase of $39,500. Finally, Kawartha Lakes, also in Ontario, saw a monthly price increase of $37,800 to land at a benchmark of $591,200.
As for annual price increases, the largest jumps were seen "in cities surrounding Greater Toronto."