Drone footage shows LA explosion that injured firefighters

An explosion in downtown LA injured multiple , drone footage shows. The video shows firefighters escaping from a burning building in downtown on Saturday.

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.

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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