A firefighter in central China’s Hubei Province has won wide acclaim on China’s social media sites for his courage when trying to put out an apartment fire.
In the video captured by a witness on Dec 17, Yang Hao was leaning over a window trying to connect a fire hose with equipment indoors, when his suit went up in flames.
The raging fire forced Yang to leap out of the window. He grabbed a drain pipe at the corner outside the burning room, and slipped to the ground, as worried witnesses shouted and screamed from below.
He suffered moderate burns. He said he went inside the flat and had to endure unbearable high temperatures there as he was told some people might be trapped indoors after the flames ripped through the apartment.