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Explosion in 3-alarm Fresno fire nearly injures dozens of firefighters – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-04-30 20:58:49 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-Friday morning, there was a May Day call due to a dangerous explosion during a commercial fire in Fresno.

Around 3 am, three alerts ignited in a wooden building on Fresno Street and Pontiac.

Firefighter Robert Lee captures footage of a helmet cam shortly before the explosion while climbing a ladder to help blow water and bubbles onto the roof of the next house preparing to ignite. Did.

It immediately prompted a May Day call.

“When I first heard it, anything was possible. It could have been injured or killed while on duty,” Lee said.

He said his first instinct was to help fellow firefighters, but his job was to prevent anyone else from being injured.

“Even if we hear May Day, we must remain task-oriented and put out the fire,” Lee said.

Lee Seung-yuop called the captain, who was knocked down by the power of the explosion and hit the debris, but said it was okay.

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However, May Day calls are rare.

The last ship to ship was Captain Pete Dahn, who fell off the roof and was permanently injured in a garage fire a few years ago, according to fire officials.

“When you listen to Mayday, that’s the worst scenario. These are the words you never want to hear. Sometimes this situation can happen in a blink of an eye and something unexpected can happen,” says Shane Brown of Fresno Cityfire. I did.

Investigators are currently working to figure out how the fire started and what caused the explosion.

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