A fire in a 19-story West Philadelphia high rise on Thursday sparked a daring and heroic scene when a man was filmed climbing down the outside of the building during the blaze.
The video shows the unidentified man calmly working his way down the exterior of the building floor by floor despite the danger.
When he makes it off the final piece of scaffolding he’s met by first responders below who were likely more than a little bit impressed.
“He was told his mother was still upstairs.
When he wasn’t granted access, Action News is told he decided to climb the side of the building to the 15th floor, perhaps not realizing he couldn’t get through the fenced balconies.
Then residents said he turned back around and climbed down.”
Luckily no one is reported to have been injured in the blaze.
In other news: West Philadelphia is WILD https://t.co/6rEGabM7BT
— Krystal, not Kay (@KSpenceMedia) July 19, 2019
Wow, terrifying situation. But this is impressive! https://t.co/cnWPE7N7CG
— Hillary Kline (@klinetothetop) July 19, 2019