Dylan Baker escapes, tries to rescue neighbor from fire

Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue a woman in a fire in the Manhattan Plaza high-rise complex in Hell’s Kitchen on Tuesday, Sept. 1.


Actor Dylan Baker of "The Good Wife" sprang into action when a fire erupted in his midtown Manhattan apartment building on Tuesday, reports CBS New York.

Dylan Baker arrives at
the Toronto International
Film Festival premiere
screening of "Fido" held
at Ryerson Theatre on
September 7, 2006, in
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Baker, who lives on the 33rd floor of a high-rise building on 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, first got his family out of harm's way when he remembered his neighbor who uses a walker.

Baker said he pounded on the woman's door before he tried opening it.

"I opened the door. I was surprised to find it open and there was flames everywhere; smoke coming out at me, so I had to slam the door. I had to slam the door," Baker said. "I yelled again. I didn't hear anything."

Firefighters found the woman insider her apartment -- as of late Tuesday, the woman was in serious condition.

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