Video: Bailout at Harrisburg Fire

Firefighter trapped in Pennsylvania fire

(Cody Weber, Facebook)

FirefighterNation Staff

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Facebook video from Cody Weber caught the moment a Harrisburg firefighter bailed out from the third floor of a burning house on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

Firefighters were called to the 500 block of Emerald Street at approximately 11:45 a.m. for a report of smoke in the building, according to PennLive.

Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said firefighters were told two occupants were still inside. That report later turned out to be false.

During a search for the reported occupants a firefighter on the third floor became trapped by fire, Enterline said.

In the video from Weber, firefighters can be seen leaving from windows on the second floor while ladders are quickly brought to the building

One ladder is thrown to a firefighter in a third-floor window.

That firefighter did a head-first bailout, righted himself, and climbed down the ladder.

Chief Enterline told PennLive that the firefighter was uninjured, but his personal protective equipment was burnt.

After being evaluated on the scene the firefighter went back to work inside the building.

All firefighters were withdrawn from the building so each could be accounted for.

Four displaced occupants are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

There was no word on the cause of the fire.

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