Firefighters rescue man from roof of burning building near central Phoenix apartment complex

The fire started near Interstate 17 and Camelback Road.
Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 4:05 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2023 at 4:24 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — There were scary moments for a man who was trapped on the roof of a building that caught on fire near a Phoenix apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. The flames started around 3:45 p.m. near Interstate 17 and Camelback Road. When firefighters got there, they spotted the man on the roof with a fast-moving fire around him. Crews said they used ladders to get to the roof and quickly rescued him. He was checked out and didn’t need to go to the hospital, Phoenix Fire said.

Dozens of firefighters worked together and put out the fire. It’s unclear how the man got on the roof and how the fire started. The building was vacant. No one was hurt. An investigation is underway.