Two men in Russia are being hailed heroes for attempting a daring rescue and saving their neighbor’s life from a ninth-floor apartment during a major fire by pulling her out of the window.

The fire broke out on the ninth-floor apartment of a 12-story residential building in Moscow on Jan. 29. Konstantin Kremlin, who lived in the apartment below allegedly heard a pop and rushed to the window to check out the source of the sound. He saw smoke rising from the window above his apartment and rushed to help the two men climbing out of the window, Bloknot reported (Google Translation).

The two young men, identified as Adel Akhmetzyanov and Timur Zakirov stood on the narrow window and helped the woman climb down and into the apartment.

A video of the incident shared online showed two men standing on the ledge of a window on the eighth floor as smoke billowed from the window of the apartment above them. The woman stuck inside the burning apartment attempts several times to reach the men below. Eventually, she climbs down toward them as her two rescuers hold on to the window frame to support her descent. The woman and her rescuers safely escaped into the apartment.

According to the eyewitness, the two men sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital. One of the rescuers had sustained burns and the other man had lacerations suspected to have been caused by glass fragments of the broken window, a witness told 360 TV channel (Google Translation).

Firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after the rescue. The crew was able to rescue 12 people from the building including a child. Three people were reportedly injured in the fire, the outlet reported.

"The area of ​​the fire was 50 square meters," the metropolitan department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement, RBK TV reported (Google Translation). The "fire was quickly eliminated," the ministry said.

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