WATCH: Amazing Rescue as Man Leaps to Safety During Houston Blaze

A five-alarm fire at an apartment complex yesterday in Houston, Texas, nearly cost a construction worker his life.

As the worker was waiting on a fourth floor balcony for a firetruck ladder to come bring him down, the flames suddenly suddenly surged at him.

Watch the dramatic rescue above.

All the video was shot by YouTube user Karen Jones, who was across the way.

The fire is under investigation.