The Houston Fire Department rescued a stranded construction worker from a burning building in amazing fashion yesterday.

The construction worker found himself stuck on the top-floor balcony of an under-construction Houston apartment complex as the flames intensified, sending thick plumes of smoke into the sky. As the blaze grew, he was forced to jump down a level, doing so just as part of the structure collapsed behind him. 

The man was eventually rescued by a fire truck, and, remarkably, no one was injured. According to Houston Fire Department Spokesman Capt. Ray Lozano, the fire spread rapidly due to high winds. Officials say the origin of the fire is still under investigation.

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[via NOLA.com]