Construction worker escapes from massive fire

CNN Video: Construction worker escapes massive fire in Houston.

Witnesses captured video of a construction worker’s escape from the massive apartment complex fire in Houston on Tuesday.

The construction worker can been seen going out onto a balcony, with flames at his back. He then hangs onto the ledge before jumping down onto a ledge on the floor below.

Firefighters were able to reach him and pull him onto the ladder truck just before the building began to collapse. 

More than 200 firefighters were on the scene fighting the massive five-alarm fire. No one, not even the construction worker forced out onto the ledge, was injured. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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