Video shows firefighter jumping from burning building to escape blaze

Video shows firefighter jumping from burning building to escape blaze


A Chicago firefighter trapped on top of a burning building while battling a blaze Friday saved himself by leaping to an adjacent rooftop, dramatic video shows.

The footage, captured by WGN-TV, shows the fireman jumping to safety after being stranded atop a residential building fully engulfed in flames and dark smoke in the city’s Bridgeport section.

The extra-alarm blaze broke out about 7 a.m. in the 2700 block of South Lowe Avenue as power lines in the neighborhood were catching fire, the station reported.

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Firefighters were spotted coming down a ladder from the building’s rooftop as the news station’s helicopter arrived above the massive blaze. Footage then captured the smoke-eater jumping from the burning building’s rooftop to escape flames.

A Chicago firefighter escaped a burning building by leaping to an adjacent rooftop.WGN

The leaping firefighter landed on an adjacent rooftop that was covered in snow. He then walked down a spiral staircase to safety, WGN-TV reported.

Six firefighters were

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