The Fire Critic Rhett Fleitz was the first with this story shortly after it occurred on the Upper West Side of Manhattan yesterday. Rhett found a :20 clip on YouTube showing the burning ambulance after firefighters arrived. The video above is pre-arrival and lasts for a while and through a couple of pops and explosions from inside the unit.
You will see a tow truck in position in front of the ambulance as it’s parked on 59th Street in front of the Emergency Department at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Rhett reports the crane had already been called because of some sort problem with the ambulance and was about to be tow it to the repair shop when the fire broke out. The ambulance is a St. Luke’s unit.
On the other side of the street is the John Jay College of Criminal Justice which evacuated its North Hall building (and sent the students and faculty out into the streets).
Click the image below for a slideshow from dnainfo.com:
Also on STATter911 …
- UPDATE Hurricane Sandy: Live video of crane collapse at Manhattan high-rise. FDNY second alarm. Listen live. – October 29, 2012
- Raw video & fireground audio: Two-alarms at auto repair center across street from Buffalo, NY firehouse. Explosions & collapse. – August 26, 2012
- Hurricane Sandy – Wind, Water & Fire: Must see videos as the the crane folds, structures crumble, trees topple & buildings burn. – October 30, 2012
- Must see video: Camera captures Philadelphia Fire Department ambulance rollover. – March 23, 2012
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