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SORRY: After about 13 hours, the video was removed by the person who uploaded it to YouTube.
Thanks to readers Craig Hicks and Ken Deatrick for tracking down where this house fire occurred. They were assisted by clues from many others who pointed us early on to Michigan and Mt. Morris, but it was Craig and Ken who verified it. Ken found the info buried in a news story and Craig pulled up an image of the house on Google Maps Streetview. The apparent good news is that the article about the fire in the Beecher area of Genesee County's Mt. Morris Township does not indicate any injured firefighters (and we also have someone else from the area who says there were no injuries). Here are excerpts from the WJRT article about a boil water advisory:
Kevin Forbes, Superintendent with the Beecher Metropolitan District, said they're dealing with numerous water main breaks following an early morning fire on West Juliah.
"The fire department responded," Forbes said. "From them hooking up to our system, they caused some water hammer which caused catastrophic main breaks for us."
At least six water main breaks, according to Forbes.
"We were losing so much water all at once, it drastically drained our water towers down to a very low level."
Neighbor Terry Andrews said he had just laid down to go to bed when someone starting banging on his door.
"She's yelling, 'FIRE FIRE FIRE.' I thought she meant my house so it freaked me out," he said. "The back half was just blazing. The fire department showed up, they kicked in the front door and the fire flashed forward."
In addition we have this interesting comment on Facebook from Michael Hertzberg:
I believe this was Mt. Morris, MI. We are about 20 miles south of them. We heard the mayday on their taipa as we we'd running calls. The ice gives it away as it was a very narrow band. They pulled on indicating a 25% involved structure and with 2 minutes called the mayday.
This is the only information with this video from Cameron Kulawiak – "Residential structure fire 12-22-13 (Flash over)". There are no clues that I see indicating where this fire happened. What happened is a little more clear. When this house lights off at 1:35 a firefighter, dressed in what looks like a red sweatshirt and traing to start a fan on the porch, rapidly retreats from the porch, the airhorn sounds and another line is brought to the house. The person taking the video is heard saying three firefighters are inside.