Construction worker jumps? Incredible footage has been caught on camera as a construction worker in Houston, Texas is seen enduring the incredible 5-alarm blaze before he takes a faithful leap off one of the balcony’s.
The 5 alarm blaze eventually burned the 396-unit, 4 1/2-acre Axis Apartments project in the city’s hip Montrose district to ground. The roof and the shell of the expansive structure collapsed as the flames turned it into a charred ruin.
All construction workers who had been in the high-rise building were accounted for, and no injuries have been reported. One man was rescued as he prepared to jump to safety, Fire Capt. Ruy Lozano said.
Fire officials said more than 200 emergency personnel battled the fire for 2 1/2 hours before bringing it under control.
The wind-fueled fire destroyed the $50 million luxury apartment complex currently under construction near Houston Tuesday, and one construction worker was lucky to make it out alive.
Blake Rudow, who lives down the street from the fire, told the Houston Chronicle, the wind was blowing hard as the fire started.
“At one point the wind was blowing so hard the water wasn’t getting to the fire,” Rudow said.
Within 20 minutes after the blaze broke out, the flames had spread through the entire complex, which was under construction near the Montrose intersection.
Construction Worker Jumps From Burning Houston Apartment Complex.