Scary video of L.A. Firefighters Engulfed in Flames was posted, and it is INSANE!
After being caught in a massive fireball while fleeing an exploding building A group of brave Los Angeles firefighters were hospitalized and it’s all on wild video.
It all happened Saturday evening in Downtown L.A., where LAFD crew members were responding to a structure fire at a warehouse-type building near Little Tokyo, which quickly escalated into a dangerous situation that required everyone to get out.
While trying to safely exit, a group of about 7 firefighters had to climb down their firetruck ladder from a window and cross the red hot flames in the process.
"Explosion in downtown L.A. leaves multiple buildings on fire, firefighters injured" – Los Angeles Times
We hope everyone injured makes a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/y5a0xM5Bk5
— The FIRE Bible 🔥 (@TheFireBible_) May 17, 2020
The footage of the moment when a handful of them were caught in the blaze is insane to watch — it was even caught from a couple different angles, including drone footage you can see here. Scott described it as directly walking through a 30-foot blowtorch. Yikes …
Major fire in Little Tokyo/downtown Los Angeles at San Pedro and Third. Dangerously close to Skid Row residents, senior and low income housing. Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks. pic.twitter.com/s4coh3xbgq
— sean miura (@seanmiura) May 17, 2020
At least eleven firefighters were hospitalized as a result, and 4 of them are in the ICU in critical condition. Fortunately, all of them are expected to survive … which is truly a miracle.
As for how the fire started, the official cause is still under investigation. However, it’s reported that the warehouse in question was a local supplier for those who manufacture butane honey oil … which is highly flammable. Multiple buildings caught fire, and it took hundreds of firefighters to finally temper the flames into the night.