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OffbeatMan climbs down apartment block to escape fire Spider-Man-style in West Philadelphia

05:46  20 july  2019
05:46  20 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Man climbs down apartment block to escape fire Spider-Man-style in West Philadelphia © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation The man escaped an apartment block fire by grappling down the high-rise building. (News Video)

A daring escape artist has channelled his inner Spider-Man to escape an apartment block fire, climbing down the high-rise building to safety.

The fire department responded to a blaze around 9:30pm on Thursday (local time) in West Philadelphia.

Crews were greeted to a harrowing sight when they saw a man descending along the outside of the building to escape.

Video footage shows him clinging to balconies and railings as he climbs down a number of floors to ground level, before crews helped him down.

CNN affiliate WPVI reported the fire was believed to have been started by a trash compactor.

No injuries were reported.

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