Denver man saves people hanging from building after fire (includes video story)

On the morning of June 8, a fire broke out in a Denver apartment building, causing many people to escape through a second-story window and stand on a small awning. They were quickly saved by Adam Steinbach, who lived across the street and brought over a ladder for them to get down safely.

“It was definitely too far to jump,” said Steinbach. “So I just ran back, grabbed a ladder and threw it up and was able to get a couple of them down before the fire department showed up with a taller ladder.”

Five victims were rushed to the hospital, according to the Denver Fire Department. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Brian Diaz is a senior at FIU majoring in Digital Communication and Media with a strong focus on media production. Documentation and story production have led him to enjoy the ability to shape media to reach communities with powerful videography. After graduation, he is interested in becoming a live camera operator.