SAFD saves a man hanging out in burning condo.

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by Eric Gonzales / KENS 5

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Posted on January 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio firefighters made a heroic rescue Monday morning, saving a man hanging from a third floor window as he tried escaping a burning apartment. 

Firefighters received two alarms from Spyglass condominiums just after 8 a.m. When they arrived, one condo unit was in flames, and authorities said the owner of that unit was hanging out of the bedroom window. 

Steve Sanchez  saw the man and didn’t know what to do. 

“He was hanging out he seemed like he was disoriented and yelling for help. Fire trucks were arriving at the time. They were able to get him down. They put the latter up and they pulled him down from the back,” said Sanchez.

The man was trapped in his apartment and could not make it out the front door because of the flames and smoke. 
 
Neighbors said firefighters quickly raised a ladder and pulled the man down. They didn’t know if he was planning to jump, but fire crews were able to reach him in time. 
 
The 30-year-old male was the only one in the apartment. He sustained second degree burns to his lower half and was transported to University Hospital. 

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