More video from close call: Collapse & fireball at Vancouver, WA elementary school.


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Above is a second version of the close call video we showed you as the Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington burned on Sunday. It occurs at about :42 on Josh Fancher‘s video. He describes what happens simply as a roof collapse. 

Immediately below is the complete raw video from Noah Patraw who described the event as a roof collapse and backdraft. On his video it occurs at 5:06 followed by the radio transmission, “Command from Truck 5, we’ve just had a big backdraft on the left side”. We showed you an isolated clip from Patraw’s video yesterday.

Below is a third version of the incident from tuuntube

The news coverage I have seen does not provide details of the close call, but mentions a firefighter was treated and released for injuries that occurred during the three-alarm fire.

Craig Brown & Dave Kern, The Columbian:

The fire was reported at 3:17 a.m. It burned for hours, with smoke continuing to billow and fire licking at spots around the building at midmorning.

One firefighter was hurt and sent to a local hospital, where he was treated and later released, said Kevin Stromberg, a fire department spokesman. The nature of the firefighter’s injury was not disclosed.

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