Video captures amazing rescue at Houston fire

A video posted to YouTube by user Karen Jones shows a dramatic rescue from a fire at an apartment...

A video posted to YouTube by user Karen Jones shows a dramatic rescue from a fire at an apartment complex construction site in Houston. (YouTube Screengrab)

REUTERS

, Last Updated: 10:14 AM ET

HOUSTON - A massive multi-storey luxury apartment complex under construction in Houston caught fire on Tuesday, sending flames into the sky and smoke into the downtown area.

No injuries were reported in the five-alarm blaze with scores of Houston Fire Department units dispatched to the scene along with nearly 200 personnel, fire officials and the mayor's office said.

A video posted to YouTube by user Karen Jones shows the dramatic rescue of one worker who trapped on a balcony of the burning building.

Fire officials were investigating what caused the blaze.

The apartment complex, located in a heavy residential and business area, was unoccupied.


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