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Watch This Dramatic Video Of Houston Firefighters Rescuing A Construction Worker

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This video, taken Tuesday, shows Houston firefighters rescuing a construction worker from an intense fire.

Have you seen the dramatic video that shows Houston firefighters rescuing a construction worker from an apartment complex that caught on fire?

The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows a construction worker stuck on a fourth-floor balcony. Heavy flames approached. The worker dropped down to the balcony below. Firefighters arrived on a long ladder -- and they rescued the worker just as a wall on the roof was engulfed in flames and fell down.

The fire sent thick, black smoke into the sky. Hundreds of emergency workers were at the scene. The fire was under control by mid-afternoon Tuesday, more than two hours after it started.

All construction workers in the building, which was under construction, were accounted for, and no injuries were reported, The Associated Press said.

Here's the video:

Here's more from KUHF, the public radio station in Houston.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.