Man Jumps Out of Window During Apartment Fire on Ellis Street in Concord

February 21, 2013 11:30 am · 21 comments


A man jumped from a window during a fire at an apartment complex on Ellis Street in Concord on Thursday.

The blaze, which is currently being battled, started at about 11:20am. The man who jumped is injured, but currently alive. It is unknow if his injures are life-threatening.

The Concord Police are evacuating the complex, which is near Clayton Road & Ellis Street.

UPDATE: The man did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, and the fire has been extinguished.

Don't Censor Me Bro February 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Leaping lizards!

Hope all is well…

Daisy Mom February 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Oh my gosh! It reminds me of September 11!

I pray the fire fighters who had to witness this are able to move on… thank you Confire heroes!

Teresa February 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Thank you for the report. I was wondering why there were so many sirens & firetrucks going past my office.

dissapointed February 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM


The Closer February 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

What floor was he on? It beats burning to death.

jmz February 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Reminds me of the houe fire back in 2010 on laguna st, where my uncle passed away. His roomate jumped out a window and made it, while my uncle stayed inside. 🙁

Anon2you February 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Good for him, the first thing you do in a house fire is GET OUT of the house!

Concord Guy February 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Defenestration is never good.

Craig Cannon February 21, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Good to hear positive News today. That’s Gutsy. I’m happy he will be alright, that building is three floors. Seems like we don’t hear as much these days about having an escape drop Ladder in our Upstairs Kids Rooms. Just a thought, even though he was not a Youngster.

Connie Dobbs February 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Keep your sex talk to yourself, #8.

@disappointed February 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

There was a firetruck parked in the parking lot of the complex on the SE corner of Clayton Rd. and Ellis St (next to Ellis Lake). The truck could be seen over the fence from Clayton Rd. They seemed to be accessing the apt. from inside the lot. I watched as the firetruck was leaving, and could not see any blackened paint on the apartments…it was not obvious to me which apt. was involved.

Howard K. Mullins III February 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Good news all around.

Delighted to hear that the man who decided to jump is ok. I was in a tent fire, the tent had only one exit and I was on the wrong side of the tent. So I know how scary that can be.

Whaaaat? February 21, 2013 at 3:56 PM

@ Concord Guy
Defenestration is the act of throwing
someone out a window, otherwise
it’s called jumping or falling.

dissapointed February 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM


gina February 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Howard K. Mullins III is hilarious!! Love your humor………..

Concord February 21, 2013 at 6:37 PM

#6 it was the same apartments that the fire in 2010 was at very sad.

@gina February 21, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Ha Ha ha,oh, I thought you said Tumor!
Never mind.

Anon February 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Firefighters rescued a little black dog too! Thanks to the brave men and women!

Atticus Thraxx February 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM

That’s what I like about gravity. It doesn’t care if your rich or poor, left or right, tall or short or a grown man at home in the middle of a workday, it despises us all.

Big Al February 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

No hamsters were harmed.

Betty February 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM

LMAO @ Concord Guys comment! Good one!

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