Dramatic rescue from raging inferno caught on video

HOUSTON, TX--A woman captured the dramatic rescue of a construction worker on the upper floors of a building engulfed in flames.

Karen Jones, who was working across the street, recorded the incident on her cellphone.

You can see the worker on the ledge of the top floor as fire rages around him. The apartment building, which was under construction, was engulfed in a five alarm fire just west of downtown Houston Tuesday.

As the flames and heat increased, the worker lowered himself to the ledge below.

Firefighters were able to reach the man with aa ladder,and he climbed to safety, just in time. As firefighters on the ground move the ladder away from the building, the walls of the top floor suddenly collapse near the fireman and construction worker. Amazingly, no injuries were reported from the blaze.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.


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