Heroic Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank to Save Lives Caught on Camera
A member of the Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) of the capital Mexico City performed a memorable action when he pulled out a burning tank that was inside a building.
Firefighter hailed after removing flaming gas tank from building
Flames about three meters long were shooting out of the tank
Published on Monday, October 18, 2021
A firefighter has been hailed a hero after he carried a large flaming gas tank from a building to avoid an explosion inside.
Videos uploaded to social media showed the Mexico City firefighter running out of the building with the LP gas tank —which was shooting out flames about three meters long — over his shoulder.
Once he placed the tank upright on the street outside, his colleagues attempted to spray the flames to extinguish them but it wasn’t until one of the firefighters approached the tank to close the valve that the blaze was brought under control.
The building houses a business located in Benito Juárez, southwest of the historic center. No injuries or significant damage to the building were recorded, ADN 40 reported.
Social media users lauded the brave actions of the firefighter. “They are true heroes. The government should equip them properly. Wherever something happens they’re always there. Many thanks to all those heroes we call firefighters,” wrote one Twitter user.
Un tanque de gas se prende y este heroico bombero lo carga para sacarlo del negocio y evitar riesgos mayores.
Mi reconocimiento para todos los valientes bomberos qué arriesgan su vida por los demás.
Gracias gracias @Bomberos_CDMX pic.twitter.com/xFsHukXBLD
— MarAg. (@martuchi63) October 17, 2021
“The firefighter who carried the burning gas tank on his shoulder. Medal winning … far surpasses any Marvel character!” wrote another Twitter user, comparing the public servant to a superhero from the Marvel movie franchise.
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