Shocking moment Chicago firefighter jumps from burning building as he leaps to another rooftop during blaze battle

SHOCKING footage captured a Chicago firefighter jump for his life out of a massive burning building in Chicago on Friday morning and land safely below.

An unyielding fire broke out in Chicago's Bridgeport area just before 7am this morning, forcing a number of fire crews onto the scene.


Just as the extra-alarm fire started spreading through the neighborhood, power lines went up in flames.

The fire had gotten so out of control, firefighters began sliding down the ladder from the roof as smoke started billowing from the building.

Suddenly, video from a news copter shows a stranded firefighter jumping from one roof to another below to get to safety.

The firefighter is seen scooting down the edge of the building to less their fall onto the roof of the next one.

The firefighter sticks the landing and catches their breath momentarily, just as the video shows them getting up seconds later.


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Chicago fire officials said that firefighter as well as all other crews were accounted for.

At least six firefighters were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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