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Tenement fires were much more deadly before Connelly invented an external metal staircase, the very first fire escape. In addition to saving lives, her invention also precipitated one of the first New York City building codes, which required residential buildings to have a secondary means of escape for emergencies.

Southern California firefighters had to help free a woman stuck upside down and naked between two buildings. Yes, you read that correctly…

Santa Ana Police Department officers were called to the area around 2 p.m. after workers at a nearby business heard the woman’s cries for help and weren’t sure where the sounds were coming from.

She was trapped inside a space just eight inches wide, according to firefighters.

Here is the story:

Crews work to rescue woman trapped between buildings in Santa Ana

Crews rescued a naked woman who was wedged between two commercial buildings in Santa Ana Tuesday afternoon. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Jul...

OCFA later tweeted she had been rescued… they had to pinpoint her location and then cut through 8 inches of concrete.  “After a cautious and technical operation, firefighters have gotten the victim out,” OCFA tweeted at 4:30 p.m. “Our paramedics will be assessing her now.”  The woman had no life threaening injuries and it’s still unknown how she arrived there.