Hilton Head Firefighters Describe Condo Fire Rescue

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) – A massive condo fire, a man trapped inside, and firefighters climbing a 35 foot ladder and battling through flames to reach him. All as a bystander recorded amazing video of the rescue.

“When we came around the back with the ladder he was on the balcony already.” remembers Hilton Head Fire Apparatus Operator Joe Zoffoli, who was climbing the 35 foot ladder to the condo balcony. There was heavy smoke and flames coming through the balcony he was knelt down, yelling screaming.”

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