Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thanks to Dave Statter www.Statter911.com for sharing this CloseCall with us.
nteresting video from Noah Patraw of
a three-alarm fire early this morning that destroyed Crestline
Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington. As you will see in the brief
clip, an explosion occurs that results in one firefighter either being
knocked down or falling to the ground while trying to get away from the
blast. One firefighter was injured during the fire but it isn’t clear if
the explosion caused the injury.
While there were no details in any of the
articles I have read about the fire, radio communications heard on the
video refers to it as a backdraft, “Command from Truck 5, we’ve just had
a big backdraft on the left side”.