But judging by the way one Philadelphia man scaled down his 19-story-high rise to escape a fire on Thursday night, it seems like everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood superhero may have moved to a new city. Video from an NBC Philadelphia news helicopter shows the individual, who has not been identified but who local media say is a male resident of the building, steadily descending until he reached the safety of the scaffolding that circled the foot of the building.
The fire burned inside the building, beginning in a trash chute leading up to the third floor. They also stretched the line to the 15th floor chute and repeated the process as an extra precaution.
The building was evacuated and some of the residents have not been accounted for.
"We did make some forcible entry on some units", said Philadelphia Fire Assistant Chief Harry Bannan.
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SEPTA provided several buses to give residents a cool place to stay on a hot and humid evening while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, officials said.
Four residents were treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion, according to the Associated Press.
The fire department responded to an apartment fire, and when they got there, they saw a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape. Residents were allowed back into the building Thursday night. It wasn't clear if any had to be hospitalized.