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New York construction workers thought of a creative tactic to help firefighters rescue a man from the second floor of a house fire in the town of Gouverneur.

According to the Gouverneur Fire Department, construction workers were close by working on a bridge as the fire was happening, which allowed them to use their excavator to get the man out of the burning home.

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Gouverneur Fire Department uploaded the amazing footage to Facebook:

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The man escaped the blaze unharmed. Another man inside the home jumped out of a second-floor window, according to the fire department.

Residents inside the home were all accounted for, and firefighters eventually put out the blaze.

A job well done.

Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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