Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Video of a Man's Last-Second Rescue From Enormous Apartment Fire

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

A construction worker stands on the edge of a balcony to escape the blaze that is consuming the top floor of the apartment complex he was working on this morning in Houston, Texas near the AIG campus.

"He can't get out," said spectator in the office across the street watching the man search for possible ways to escape the nearly flames.

"O.M.G.," said one woman with a heavy Texan accent at the start of the video who sounded responsible for the footage based on the sound of her proximity to the cellphone microphone.

The worker is forced to making a daring leap to the balcony below as the flames drew closer and the heat from the fire became to much to bear.

Debris engulfed in flames from the top floor falls down just missing the ladder as the Houston Fire Department rushes to rescue the man from the floor below.

No injuries were reported but the five-alarm fire took over two hours and 70 fire department vehicles to get it under control.

To the gentlemen making jokes about wanting to buy an apartment in the complex where the fire occurred and speculating how the price will be lower, please leave the inappropriate humor of life and death situations like this to Daniel Tosh on the Comedy Central series Tosh.O, and for that we thank you.

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