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Interview with Man Who Climbed Philadelphia High-Rise During Fire

“My mother is sick, she’s bed-ridden. So I need to get up there,”

 

A man seen scaling a West Philadelphia apartment building during a fire spoke exclusively to Action News describing how he would stop at nothing to reach his mother trapped on the 15th floor. (WPVI)

 

Maggie Kent, WPVI

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A man seen scaling a West Philadelphia apartment building during a fire spoke exclusively to Action News describing how he would stop at nothing to reach his mother trapped on the 15th floor.

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Thirty-five-year-old Jermaine has experience scaling walls. He was a roofer, construction worker, and an all-around adventurous child.

“As kids we used to jump roofs,” he said. “Glad I had the practice.” MORE

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