Man injured while jumping from window to escape house fire in SE Houston

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Houston firefighters say a man was injured jumping out of a window to escape a house fire in southeast Houston.

Scraps of burned clothing lay in the front yard after the man wearing them made a dramatic escape from a house fire in southeast Houston Friday night.

The dramatic escaped happened around 7:20pm at a home in the 7700 block of Glenlea.

Joshua Carnes was in the neighborhood selling a home security system that includes smoke alarms when he heard what sounded like an explosion.

"There was a guy jumping out of the window, still on fire," he said.

Carnes called 911 and ran to help.

"I didn't want to hurt him. I didn't know what to do, he was pretty on fire. The only thing I could think of with the guy's assistance, get the hose, spray him off. I was afraid it was gonna explode again," Carnes said.

Carnes and another neighbor sprayed the man down with a hose and waited with him for help to arrive.

Emergency crews took the hospital. Carnes says the victim was still breathing. The Houston Fire Department says he was transported as a Priority One call, which means immediate care was needed.

"I just know that in the end of the day if you don't help the people around you, what do you deserve in any situation?" Carnes said.

Arson investigators will work to find the cause of the fire.

No one else was injured.
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