Fresno 'Rib Man' Video Goes Viral

A mother and her 6-year-old son are now recovering in a hospital after a fire ripped through their Fresno apartment early Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday on Cedar, just south of Bullard Avenue.

Fresno firefighters say the mother and son were able to get out through a back window but they were taken to a hospital after breathing in some of the smoke.

KMPH Fox26 News Photojournalist Ryan Hudgins was at the scene when he was approached by Robert Wright, a resident at the apartment complex.

Mr. Wright says he was barbecuing ribs at the time when he saw the fire next door. "I got my kids first and then I thought about my ribs and I didn't want to let my ribs burn," said Wright.KMPH Fox26 News posted the video on YouTube Tuesday and it had over 400,000 views in less than 48 hours.{}