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

05:40  20 july  2019
05:40  20 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Did Philadelphia ’s friendly neighborhood “ Spider - Man ” just escape an apartment fire ? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia , according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise

One resident climbed down the outside of the building to escape as the smoke was so thick inside. Officials say four residents and three officers were injured in a high-rise fire that started on the first floor of a West Philadelphia apartment block .

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.

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London.
Firefighters battled a huge fire that destroyed a block of flats in London on Monday morning. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters tackled the blaze at the four-storey residential building in Worcester Park, south-west London. The fire broke out at the building on Sherbrooke Way in the early hours of Monday. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the blaze is not yet known. London Fire Brigade said they were alerted to the blaze at 1.27am and had it under control by 6.31am. “The whole of the four storey building is alight,” it tweeted.

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