Drone footage shows LA explosion that injured firefighters
Rick Montanez writes for NBC Los Angeles that:
The video obtained by the NBC4 I-Team captured firefighters climbing down a ladder from the roof of the single-story building as they’re surrounded by fire and smoke. Twelve firefighters were injured, but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening, the LAFD said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says it is not only concerned with the firefighters getting treatment; there’s also concern for the firefighters who witnessed the explosion.
“Our worst nightmare is being burned while doing our job,” David Ortiz, of the LAFD, said. “These firefighters were trying to self-rescue when the explosion occurred.”
The department said two of the firefighters were critically hurt, but both firefighters who were intubated were off ventilators Sunday evening.
Their protective gear was left charred, and the ladder truck closest to the explosion was also burned in the blast at a business identified as Smokes and Tokes. Butane canisters were found at the property south of Little Tokyo, but it is not immediately know whether they contributed to the blast that could be felt for blocks away.
You can read the entire article as well as watch the video here.
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As of 0900, 3 @LAFD #firefighters have been discharged from LA County-USC hospital. 8 remain hospitalized including 2 in critical but stable condition. A 12th firefighter was treated and released at the emergency room last night for a minor extremity injury. pic.twitter.com/jmXfA5GRUt
Drones videos provide an aerial perspective not easy of cheapy obtained by other means. The videos oftentimes show things that remain unnoticed from ground level.
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