CCTV captures the moment hero neighbors pulled the house fire’s mother just before a huge explosion – as she is jailed for deliberately starting a fire
- Sabina Khanom, 27, was pulled from a house fire she deliberately started
- Gary Burroughs tackled her just before the property exploded in Newport, Wales
- Khanom pleaded guilty to arson and was jailed for two years and six months
The video shows the terrifying moment of neighbors heroically dragging a mother from a house fire she had deliberately started.
Sabina Khanom, 27, was tackled by neighbor Gary Burroughs moments before her home in Newport, Wales, was engulfed in flames.
Mr Burroughs stopped her just yards from the front door after Khanom rushed into the flat, which was filling with smoke, and shouted: ‘I have to go get my baby’s clothes.’
The dramatic rescue was captured on CCTV and shown outside Cardiff Crown Court as Khanom was jailed for arson.
Sabina Khanom, 27, was tackled by neighbor Gary Burroughs moments before her home in Newport, Wales was totally engulfed in flames. She had deliberately started the fire herself by setting fire to balls of fabric on her sofa
Video shows terrifying moment neighbors heroically pulled Khanom from a burning house before it exploded after deliberately starting the blaze
The court heard that Khanom deliberately started the fire by setting fire to balls of fabric on his sofa.
Two boys passing by on bicycles saw the sofa on fire and reported it to their mother who in turn dialed 999.
Firefighters arrived moments after Khanom was cleared of the building and an explosion blew the front windows.
She pleaded guilty to arson with recklessness as to whether life was in danger, drunken and disorderly behavior and possession of a Class B controlled drug.
Khanom also violated a suspended sentence for using threatening, abusive or insulting language or behavior and being in possession of a bladed item.
She was imprisoned for two years and six months.
Mr Burroughs stopped Khanom just yards from the front door after she rushed into the flat, which was filling with smoke, and shouted: ‘I have to get my baby’s clothes’
Firefighters arrived moments after Khanom was evacuated from the building and an explosion ripped through the front windows.
The dramatic rescue was captured on CCTV and played outside Cardiff Crown Court as Khanom was convicted of arson
Gareth Williams, defending, said Khanom suffered from a personality disorder and PTSD and had used alcohol and drugs, but did not intend to harm anyone with the fire .
Judge Michael Fitton KC told him, “It was a very serious offense, you were responsible for the fire in a residential area where children were playing in the street.
“The risk to other people, not just firefighters and residents, was a significant risk.
“Based on what you’ve been struggling with for some time, the worst thing you can do is use alcohol, cannabis or other drugs as a form of self-medication or treatment.
“It’s a disaster to mix an emotionally unstable personality disorder with alcohol and drugs.”