Dylan Baker, known for his role as Dr. Connors in “Spider-Man 2” and work on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” attempted to rescue his elderly neighbor from a fire that had broken out in her apartment.
According to NBC New York, Baker was returning to his home on the 33rd floor of a high-rise in Hell’s Kitchen just before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, when he noticed flames coming from his neighbor’s apartment.
“When I opened the door, it was a full-fledged fire,” he said. “It was terrifying.”
Baker couldn’t find his neighbor, whom he refers to as Vivian.
“I banged on the door and shouted her name,” he said. “I opened her door — I was surprised to find it open — and there were flames everywhere, and smoke was coming out at me so I had to slam the door.”
Still not being able to find her, he hurried his family out of the building while calling 911. The fire department arrived moments later and got the fire under control.
The fire had not spread to any of the other apartments in the building, but when the fire department arrived, they found Vivian unconscious on the floor, who has since been rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition, authorities said.
Baker has also starred in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “Spider-Man 3,” as well as appearing on TV shows like “The Mentalist” and “Chicago Fire.”