Man scales outside of 19-floor apartment building to escape fire in Philadelphia

PHOTO: A man is seen climbing down a 19-story high-rise during a fire Thursday night in Philadelphia. He escaped unharmed.PlayWPVI
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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.

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Four residents and three police officers were injured, ABC Philadelphia station WPVI reported.

PHOTO: A man is seen climbing down a 19-story high-rise during a fire Thursday night in Philadelphia. He escaped unharmed. WPVI
A man is seen climbing down a 19-story high-rise during a fire Thursday night in Philadelphia. He escaped unharmed.

Fire crews are investigating the cause of the blaze, which began around 9:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Holden Street.

The fire may have begun in a trash compactor, according to WPVI.

The building was evacuated, but several residents remain unaccounted for.