It's practically cinema: A construction worker is caught on a high ledge as a raging fire creeps toward him.
He's trapped. People watch as the flames lick closer, one of them recording the man's predicament.
And despite a massive blaze that would eventually consume a large Houston apartment complex under construction, the man who was "pushed to the point of possibly jumping" escaped with the timely help of a firefighter on an aerial ladder, Houston Fire Department spokesman Ruy Lozano told KHOU-TV on Tuesday. But just barely.
As for the five-alarm fire, no one was hurt, according to the department.
The fire was declared under control at 2:56 p.m. with all construction workers accounted for, it said.