PHILADELPHIA — A man in Philadelphia was able to make a harrowing escape from a fire by scaling down the side of a 19-story apartment building.
"He climbed about 200 feet down on what looked like basically chain link fencing and then the railings of each apartment building," said WCAU-TV helicopter pilot Jeremy Haas.
Why the man chose to evacuate the building in this manner is unclear.
Four residents and three police officers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, KYW-TV reported.
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