Man scram­bles down at least 14 sto­ries off the side of build­ing after fiRE RE­PORTED

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If a fire was re­ported while you were on an up­per floor of a high-rise, what would you do? For one West Philadelph­ia man, the answer was: Get to the out­side of the build­ing and scram­ble down more than a dozen floors.

The breath­tak­ing feat was cap­tured in de­tail by mul­ti­ple lo­cal tele­vi­sion sta­tions, bring­ing us sev­eral views of the man de­scend­ing at least 14 floors of the tall build­ing with ap­par­ent ease.

In footage cap­tured by NBC10 Philadelph­ia, the man makes his way down with as­ton­ish­ing speed. He’s within one floor of the ground within about three min­utes. “He climbed about 200 feet down on what looked like ba­si­cally chain­link fenc­ing and then the rail­ings of each apart­ment build­ing,” NBC10 Philadelph­ia he­li­copter pi­lot Jeremy Haas told the sta­tion. “Once the man reached the ground he was greeted by wait­ing po­lice of­fi­cers be­fore walk­ing away,” the NBC sta­tion said, adding that the man ap­peared un­harmed. He has not been iden­ti­fied.

It’s not clear why the man opted to evac­u­ate this way. Smoke or flames were not clearly vis­i­ble as he made his way down.

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