Video: Houston Fire Dept.’s dramatic rescue of worker

Amazing footage of real-life drama. The Wasington Post (h/t Raffi Williams) provides the setup:

A woman watching from a nearby building captured footage of the two desperate minutes a construction worker spent waiting on an unfinished balcony before the Houston Fire Department could rescue him from a five-alarm fire there on Tuesday.

The most intense moment of the video, shot by Karen Jones, and originally posted on YouTube, comes as the worker had to hop to another unfinished balcony below as the flames engulfed the top floor of the building.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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