Firefighters used heavy-duty cutting tools to free young three children who accidentally locked themselves inside a gun safe at a suburban Detroit home.
The safe had recently been delivered and was in the garage of the home in Sterling Heights. Fire Chief Chris Martin says the children, who are 3 and 4 years old, apparently crawled inside the safe Sunday afternoon and it locked.
Fire fighters said that they had to act quickly because of the intense heat.
The fire department said that instructions for the safe and the combination were inside the safe with them. It took about 12 minutes to cut through the top of the safe and get them out using a hydraulic spreader and saws.
The children were checked out at the scene and appeared to be OK.
With the Associated Press