Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Early Morning House Fire

Last week there was an early morning housefire.

At around 5:00 am, a neighbor saw this house on fire and called 911, then proceeded to go to the house and bang on the front door to wake the resident.
A neighbor ended up busting open the front door with an axe, however, at that point it was too smokey, hot, and flaming for the neighbor to enter.
So things are already rolling, so to speak.

The first-in station arrives, sets up command, pulls a line, arranges a rescue team, and so on.
At any rate, it's still a few more minutes before the rescue team is ready to go in after the woman resident, who is still asleep in her bed at this point. (Not kidding!)

I don't know how long the firefighters were inside the house prior to the beginning of this video, but as the video starts, there are four guys inside.

At about 14-15 seconds, you see a flame-up, indicating that part of the roof has collapsed (could you imagine being the Chief at that point!?).

It's still at least another 45 seconds video-time before you see them coming out the front door. The video was clearly edited a couple of times, so that's even more seconds we don't know about.

Four firefighters came too close to losing their lives that morning.
And that's all I'll say about it.

1 comment:

Fire Wife said...

Thanks for posting. Now, off to pretend my husband has a safer job...

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