This is video by Joe DiThomas of a fire yesterday evening at an at least partially vacant (news stories conflict) commercial structure in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Lawrence County). During the operation a collapse occurred trapping a firefighter. In the video above DiThomas captures firefighters rushing to the trapped firefighter’s aid and immediately below he is removed from the building to the cheers of onlookers. No word on the firefighter’s condition.
At the bottom is a third video by DiThomas and news coverage.
Flames tore through the building located at 102 East Washington Street. When firefighters arrived on scene the building was fully engulfed.
The building is the Old Hudson Lunch Building, was partially vacant, with no one inside when the fire broke out. Many New Castle residents lined the streets watching the firefighters battle the blaze.
A resident called the 911 center at 8:06 p.m. Sunday to report the structure fire at 102 E. Washington St. When New Castle firefighters responded moments later, the building was fully engulfed. It then collapsed, the dispatcher said.
New Castle firefighters called firefighters from the Shenango and Union fire departments to help battle the blaze, the dispatcher said.
Also on STATter911 …
- Must see new video of New Castle, PA mayday. Lt. talks about being rescued with wall near collapse. – July 23, 2012
- Raw chopper video: Multi-alarm apartment fire with rescues in Montgomery County, Maryland. – July 13, 2012
- Raw video: Firefighters searching for woman in strip club fire rescued by RIT. Watch collapse of building in Trenton, Ontario. – November 5, 2012
- Raw video: Two-alarm warehouse fire in Washington, DC. – November 2, 2012
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