- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Two window-cleaners in Oakland are safe after a firefighter rappelled down a city high-rise to rescue them. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the two men became stranded outside the 19th floor of a 24-story Oakland building on Thursday (http://bit.ly/1uEWPiv ). Firefighters say the motor on the men’s automatic scaffold had failed, leaving the men stranded for two hours.

At least one Oakland firefighter rappelled from the building roof to get safety lines to the men. Firefighters then hauled the men up five floors to safety.

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