"Hey Mike, I've got a YouTube moment". Those are the words of the person shooting the video of this house fire (I have no clue where or when it occurred) as the two story structure buckled and fell into a pile a rubble (about 2:52 on the video) . He had a YouTube moment but the firefighter who apparently posted this video and wrote the description (fireeater294) claims he and a rookie had a close call when it all came tumbling down. The firefighter wrote they went defensive from the start and protected exposures. The firefighter says when the rookie showed up on the scene he showed the rookie a few things as they fought the fire from the outside.
After assessing the building I knew within a certain time frame the building would eventually collapse on its own weight and thought I can show him a few more things or fight more fire before we would back up and fight the fire from a safe distance. We were positioned between the single story house and the two story apartment/shed. We had about 5 to 6 feet between the structures to work. When the Building came down we fell against the single story house and escaped following the wall to where smoke cleared and we could check each other out.
Also on STATter911 …
- Must see video: Car crashes into house, or is it the other way around? Dave finds similarities to a Kansas incident. – June 10, 2012
- Arrival video: House fire in Stockton, California. – June 17, 2012
- Firefighter falls through floor at Jewell, IA house fire. Power company & cops man hose lines. – August 12, 2012
- Close call video: Firefighter falls trying to exit roof at Easton, PA duplex fire. – May 11, 2013
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