WASHINGTON — A Chicago firefighter was caught on camera jumping from the roof of a burning building to safety on Friday morning.
Crews were battling a large fire on S. Lowe Ave. in the city's South Side Bridgeport neighborhood around 7:15 a.m. when WGN-TV's helicopter caught the firefighter making the terrifying leap.
In the video, flames and smoke could be seen billowing out from the burning structure around the firefighter as they jump from a roof and land safely onto the snow-covered roof next door.
Chicago Fire Department Director Larry Langford tweeted that the fire sent six crew members to a local hospital for minor injuries. As of 8:47 a.m., the fire still wasn't under control.
Fire officials added that "all members are accounted for."
ABC7 Chicago reported one firefighter was seen taken from the scene on a stretcher.
What started the fire hasn't been released at this time.