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Houston Construction Worker Escapes From Burning Building

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  Original Published: 3/26/2014

Witnesses capture video of a construction worker's escape from a burning apartment complex in Houston. Flames engulfed the building Tuesday, forcing the worker onto a balcony. Christine Romans has the dramatic video of his escape. "Oh my God! Is that a construction guy? Yeah!" A heart-stopping rescue. Watch as this construction worker trapped on a ledge as the building he was working in is engulfed in flames. Oh my God! You can see the five-alarm fire ravage through this apartment complex in Houston, forcing the worker to cling to a ledge trying to escape the massive blaze. "Oh my God! Oh no, oh no…" Watch as the intense heat forces him to hang and drop to a ledge below, slipping and then regaining his balance. Witnesses captured the tense moments on camera, watching as firefighters finally reached the man and pull him onto the ladder truck, just in time. "Oh thank Jesus. Thank you God!" Seconds later, the building begins to collapse. Watch again as he jumps and then near moments later, after escaping the flames, the collapse. "Oh!" According to local media reports, it took more than 200 firefighters to battle the fire. And incredibly, they report, no one was hurt, including the construction worker.

   
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