(Houston, TX) -- Dramatic new video is emerging showing the harrowing escape of a Houston mother and her three children during a three-alarm apartment fire. Video captured the family's rescue from a second-story apartment engulfed in flames, which destroyed at least 16 units in the complex.
The video shows Margaret Williams boosting her three small kids one-by-one over the patio railing to firefighters before climbing down the ladder herself. Williams told local media they were asleep when the flames broke out, which prompted them run to the patio.
The Houston Fire Department is investigating but says the cause of the fire is still unknown. The patio where Williams and her three children were standing collapsed shortly after they were rescued. The video is now going viral.