Man scales high-rise building to escape fire

National News

July 19, 2019 - 4:56 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man scaled several floors down the side of a 19-story building in Philadelphia to escape a fire that injured four residents and three police officers.

The fire at the Holden Tower apparently began in a trash chute about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing flames to shoot out and spread heavy smoke to all floors of the high-rise.

Firefighters soon responded and took a water line to the fourth-floor chute and flooded it.

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