Dylan Baker Tries to Rescue Elderly Neighbor in NYC Fire

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Dylan Baker

The woman was hospitalized in critical condition.

Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan.

It happened on the 33rd floor of a building on West 43rd St. just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Baker, who has a recurring role on the television show The Good Wife, told NBC New York he had just returned home when an alarm went off and he saw smoke coming from his neighbor's apartment.

He says he pounded on her door and called her name before opening the door and seeing flames everywhere. He says he shut the door and called 911 before hurrying his family out of the building.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition.

Baker also has appeared in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, and he was featured on Broadway last season in The Audience opposite Helen Mirren.

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