WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - First responders are crediting two of their own for saving the lives of two young children from smoke inhalation last week. 

Wichita Police said officers Jerrad Daniels and Travis Cox pulled a two-year-old boy and three-month-old baby from their home last Wednesday after a fire broke out inside. Investigators said their mother left all three kids home alone.

“15, 20 minutes more and then at least the three-month-old probably wouldn't have survived the smoke inhalation,” Daniels said. 

Daniels and Cox said they were responding to a domestic violence call in the 4400 block of East Bayley, near Lincoln and Oliver, when they found a four-year-old screaming on his porch. At first, they said they thought he was locked out. 

“It’s just by, you know, divine grace that we were able to walk by at that moment to help him out,” Daniels said. 

However, when the officers got inside the house, they said they were met with a fire. 

“As soon as we open the front door to see if anyone's inside, there’s a whole bunch of smoke that comes out of the house,” Cox said. 

“I was using a flashlight, I think for some of it you could see, but it was hard to breathe,” Daniels said. 

Investigators said they believe the mother - Dekilah Sellers - left all three of her children at home while she went Christmas shopping. Police arrested her on three counts of aggravated child endangerment. 

“You have to parent,” Daniels said. “You have to be there for your kids. Even if you think, ‘Hey, I'm only gonna leave them alone for five minutes, 10 minutes, or whatever.’ That's, that's…you don't do that.”

 Investigators said all three children were treated for smoke inhalation. The three-month-old was sent to a local hospital. 

“We’re always trained to not park directly in front of a call,” Daniels said. “You park down the street. Had we not done that, we probably wouldn't have walked by the child, which is the scariest thought.”

The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office told KAKE News police have presented the case. District Attorney Marc Bennett said he will have an update next week.