Helmet cam video shows firsthand perspective of dangers firefighters face

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4 Fast Facts

  • The WVFD responded to a house fire on Monday morning.
  • The house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.
  • A fuel tank exploded while they were attacking the fire.
  • The explosion was captured on a helmet camera.

WHITELAND, Ind. – A Whiteland volunteer firefighter captured a scary moment while battling a house fire on Monday.

Crews were called to the 500 block of Greensprings Drive in Whiteland around 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

Within the first few minutes of attacking the fire, a vehicle’s fuel tank exploded. A firefighter was wearing a helmet camera and caught the explosion on video. Fire from the explosion engulfed a firefighter.

Fortunately, no residents or firefighters were injured.

The Whiteland Volunteer Fire Department said they posted the video on their Facebook page to allow the community to have a better understanding of the seriousness and dangers of their job.

“I think it is imperative to allow the communities to see what their firefighters and emergency service agencies do for the community,” a department spokesperson told CBS4Indy.

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