AN off-duty trainee Guardia Civil officer rescued a family of four from a burning apartment.
The hero is called Alejandro Javier, was in his home when he noticed flames coming from the apartment above his in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
He knew the situation was dangerous as he had seen ashes and burning wood falling past his window.
Without hesitation, he ran upstairs, banging on the apartment door and shouting for the family he knew lived there to get out. When he did not get an answer, he broke the door down to check that there was no one inside.
Once in, he found a mother and her three children all sound asleep and not aware of what was happening.
He woke them and escorted them outside to safety then evacuated neighbouring flats and calling 112.
No one was hurt in the incident – thanks largely to Alejandro’s actions.