When accidents happen, our instincts will kick in and we'll do anything to escape the dangers in front of us. For example, a man climbed down a burning West Philadelphia apartment building after a fire broke out.
People.com, a website that provides news about celebrity and human-interest stories, reported on their online platform that seven people suffered from injuries due to this incident. However, one man decided to escape the blaze on his own as he climbed down the side of the building, just like how Spider-man does it.
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The fire happened at the Holden Tower on Holden Street around 9:38 P.M. Fire officials received multiple calls about the fire, a Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson said in an interview with People. The spokesperson also shared that the residents reported that there was a “heavy smoke” and there were “trapped residents on multiple apartment floors.”
In footage that surfaced, there was a man who was wearing a green shirt and jeans seen climbing down 15 scales of the high-rise building. “He climbed about 200 feet down on what looked like basically chain-link fencing and then the railings of each apartment building,” said NBC 10 pilot Jeremy Haas.
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Reports say that it took just minutes for the ‘spider-man’ to reach the ground and land safely. He was greeted immediately by authorities at the bottom of the building, who checked his health. Meanwhile, the man’s identity has not been made public out of respect for his privacy.
It is believed that the fire started in the building’s trash chute, and fortunately, the residents were kept away from the building. The fire was reported under control after an hour, according to the reports. Only four residents of the apartment building suffered from smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.