Must See Video: Last Minute Rescue at Houston’s 5 Alarm Fire Today. Man Jumps Down One Floor To Reach Rescuers Right Before Collapse

Prior video coverage of the fire in Houston can be found here (9 Videos)

Hat tip to @FireNews on Twitter for finding this one. Video by: Karen Jones

This is some amazing video of a worker who was stranded on the top floor of an apartment comlex that burned today in Houston. The man jumped down to the balcony on the level below him because the floor he was on was fully involved in flames. Firefighters utilizing an aerial ladder were able to reach him from there. Then…like a scene out of Hollywood, the top floor collapses nearly hitting both the man and his rescuer.

It seems as though he might not have been so lucky if he hadn’t come down one floor. I am not sure how much more length that ladder had in it.


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