Basement fire in a 2-1/2 story ballon frame dwelling. Fire ran through the walls on them quickly. Evacuation tones were sounded. 1 Fire fighter on the 3rd floor lost his partner and his way out through the stairway. He couldn’t find his way out, not that there was fire stopping him. He came to a 3rd floor window and made a text book, head first out the window onto a roof ladder. Fire Fighters were there to help him out safely without injury. There were some tense moments before he got out, He had come to the window, so we knew he was up there. We were waiting for him to come back to the window to get out, as seen in the pictures, F/F’s had gone up to call to him from outside, to get him to come out that way.