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Did Philadelphia's friendly neighborhood "Spider-Man" just escape an apartment fire?

The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When firefighters arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the fire.

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Video shows him grappling down the balconies and railings of several floors until he got to the ground level, where anxious authorities jumped in to lend a hand.

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

The building was evacuated, and while some residents were unaccounted for, no injuries have been reported, the station said.

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