Ebersberg (dpa / lby) - Two men put out a fire in a neighboring apartment in Ebersberg, Upper Bavaria.

The police announced on Monday that a cot in the apartment building had caught fire for reasons that were not yet clear.

The mother and her two six-year-old daughters fled to the balcony on Sunday and called for help.

Two neighbors, 36 and 45 years old, ran into the open apartment with fire extinguishers before the fire brigade arrived and put out the flames, as a police spokesman said.

Thanks to the courageous intervention of the men, the fire from the cot did not spread any further.

The emergency responders were then medically treated with respiratory problems by the rescue service.

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