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Man describes his 'lucky escape' from dramatic building blaze

A construction worker whose dramatic escape from a burning building in Texas was filmed by a witness has spoken about his ordeal. Curtis Reissig, 56, recalled: "I said: I'm going to die right here."

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Firefighters work to control the Houston blaze

Firefighters have begun to control the construction site fire in downtown Houston.

No injuries were reported in the blaze according to the Houston Fire Department but a large block was levelled and over seven stories were damaged.

Firefighters work to extinguish a five-alarm blaze. Credit: REUTERS/Donna Carson

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene along with nearly 200 personnel and fire officials mayor's office said.

Firefighters work to extinguish a five-alarm blaze. Credit: REUTERS/Donna Carson
Firefighters work to extinguish a five-alarm blaze. Credit: REUTERS/Donna Carson

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