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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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Houston workers look on as fire rages

Lisa Cargile captured workers in her building watching the fire at a Houston apartment block - which is under construction - from a window at the Allen Center on Clay Street.

Workers from a high rise building watch the fire burn. Credit: Instagram/LisaCargile

No injuries have been reported, according to the Houston Fire Department. One construction worker was rescued from the third floor.

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