Dramatic Rescue: Houston Firefighters Save Worker Moments Before Roof Of Burning Building Collapses [Video/Pics]

 

Video And Pics After The Jump

 

As a raging 5-alarm fire engulfed a Houston apartment complex on Tuesday, March 25, one construction worker was stuck on the top floor of the 5-story building. As the unidentified man stood on a balcony, flames were getting closer. He made the decision to drop down to the balcony below him.

 

 

A ladder truck moved quickly to get in position to save him. HFD Senior Captain Hawthorne was at the top of the ladder and was able to make a dramatic rescue. What happened next showed just how close this was to becoming a disaster as the roof collapsed just seconds after the ladder truck pulled away from the building.

 

 

"You just try and get to him," said Hawthorne. "And then, you don't want him to jump too soon. He waited until we got the ladder truck close enough. He just said, 'Thank you Jesus.' He was ecstatic."

 

 

The rescue was filmed from a neighboring building by Karen Jones.

 

 

"When we saw his foot slip, it was just like uhhh, oh God he's going to fall. We thought he was going to be gone," Jones said. "I hope that wherever he is, he's thanking God that he made it off there, and he's home with his family now."

 

 

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the blaze.









Raw footage of dramatic rescue









Video captures dramatic rescue of construction worker during raging Houston apartment fire




Source: KTRK




Follow Me

Join Our Facebook Fan Page Check Us Out On MySpace Follow Us On Twitter Follow Me On Youtube Like MY Facebook Page Connect With Me On Linkedin Connect With Me On Google+ Join My Website

Views: 3148

Tags: Before, Building, Burning, Collapses, Dramatic, Firefighters, Houston, Moments, Of, Rescue:, More…Roof, Save, Worker, [Video/Pics]

Comment

You need to be a member of ThisIs50.com to add comments!

Join ThisIs50.com

Comment by the enforcer on March 28, 2014 at 1:18pm
Amen
Comment by SMP on March 26, 2014 at 7:10pm
Thank God
Comment by Them504boyz on March 26, 2014 at 2:24pm
FU-Ck cops. Fire fighters are real heros. Cops are just thugs in uniforms
Comment by RedDead on March 26, 2014 at 2:12pm
WOW.
Comment by Daphenous Reid on March 26, 2014 at 1:07pm
Amen!!!! These people are safe
Comment by immortal805 on March 26, 2014 at 12:32pm
damn thats crazy



Upcoming Releases

Members

 


Example Searches:
music, girls, Bentley

Latest Activity

Mic Check shared NewMusic's blog post on Facebook
28 minutes ago
Mic Check liked NewMusic's blog post Nyce Da Future Ft. Mic Check & Kay1Ner - Amerikaz Nightmare 2015 (Official Music Video) Dir. Black Out City Films
29 minutes ago
Profile IconThisis50 via Facebook
Thumbnail

Drake's 'If You're Reading This' Dominating The Billboard Charts

Drake's Entire 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late' Album Is On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop...

thisis50.com

After Drake's album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late, wich debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200 broke a Spotify…

See More
Facebook33 minutes ago · Reply
ChasinDatPaper's 7 blog posts were featured
40 minutes ago
ChasinDatPaper posted blog posts
41 minutes ago
tonecapone commented on Besir Esati's blog post G-Unit Says Things Will Never Fall Apart Between Them Again (Video)
"Google g unit Im grown. Your all welcome"
1 hour ago
ChasinDatPaper liked NewMusic's blog post Nyce Da Future Ft. Mic Check & Kay1Ner - Amerikaz Nightmare 2015 (Official Music Video) Dir. Black Out City Films
1 hour ago
NewMusic's video was featured

Nyce Da Future Ft Kay1Ner & Mic Check - Amerikaz Nightmare 2015 (Offficial HD Video) Dir @Taylor2Fly

Given his close affiliation with Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep, it's only fitting that Nyce Da Future pay tribute to the most infamous duo by remixing their...
1 hour ago

© 2015   Created by 50 Cent.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

© 2012   Created by 50 Cent.   Powered by .

Badges  |  Help  |  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy