Real-life ‘Spider-Man’ rappels 13 storeys to escape apartment fire

MLive File

A man seen scaling the outside of a 19-story apartment building to escape a fire in Philadelphia on Thursday night made it to ground level unharmed.

After the long trek down, the man casually jumped to safety and walked away unfazed.

By the time firefighters arrived, they said light smoke was detected on all 19 of the tower's floors.

No injuries have been reported, but some residents of the building are reportedly unaccounted for at the moment.

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The fire was believed to have been started by a trash compactor, said WPVI.

Firefighters used a water line to flood the trash chute twice, the AP reported.

After just over an hour authorities say the blaze was completely under control.

'We did make some forcible entry on some units. Residents were allowed to return to the building later in the evening. It wasn't clear if any had to be hospitalized. Three responding police officers were also treated in the hospital for smoke inhalation. Fire officials received "multiple calls" about the incident, a Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

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