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Video shows workers saving man from fire using backhoe

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. – Construction workers pulled off a clever rescue attempt and saved one man from a fire by using a piece of construction equipment to remove him from the second floor of a burning home.

On Friday around 10 a.m., a fire blazed in a two story house at 48 William St. near the William Street Bridge in Gouverneur, New York.

A construction crew that had been working nearby on the bridge construction project jumped into action and used their backhoe to retrieve one man from the second story, according to the Gouverneur Fire Department.

Another man jumped from the second floor window, the fire department said. All residents of the house were safely accounted for.

Firefighters arrived on scene and battled a heavy blaze on both floors of the home.