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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The grandfather of children who nearly died when their SUV burst into flames wants to thank the men who saved them.

On July 19th this SUV flipped and caught fire in Milwaukee.

Angela Harper, her 4-year old son DJ, and her 2-year-old daughter were trapped.

Two off duty firefighters came to their rescue. They pulled out the mother and little girl cut the little boy out of his car seat.

This morning the parents appeared on the Today Show and thanked those lifesaving heroes.

Tifton Chief Magistrate judge Doug Jones is the children's grandfather.

"It was awful. I've been in the military you know I've seen things like this before but when it's your grandkids, when it's your family, it's something different. It it hadn't been for those two men, they would have died, all three of them would have. They risked their lives to save my grandkids and I can't say enough for them," said Jones.

The mom and little girl are OK.

The little boy, DJ, had surgery Friday.

30% of his body was burned, and he could lose an ear.

Judge Jones plans to go to Milwaukee in October to see his grandkids and thank the men who saved their lives.

To find out how to follow DJ's recovery:

www.caringbridge.org/visit/djharper

or donate to the family:

www.helpingdavid.com

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