Trucker rescues children from house fire

A passing trucker is being credited with saving members of a western Iowa family from a house fire last week.

KMEG-TV reports Martin Hughes was driving through Sioux City, Iowa Oct. 18 when he saw a woman and two of her children on the side of the road flagging him down. Hughes, who is from Nebraska, stopped and tried to enter the home to find two other children their mother said were still inside. However, the smoke was too thick so he and the woman went window to window and eventually found the children. They broke a window and lifted the children to safety.

Hughes was cut by the broken glass, but not seriously.