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Helmet-cam in HD: Lots of views of a December fire at an East St. Louis, Illinois night spot. Also lots of fire, but not many firefighters.

Read more about the fire from KSDK-TV

This fire was reported just before 12:30 AM on December 23. It happened at City Nights in East St. Louis, Illinois. The business had been embroiled in controversy after a man was run over and killed behind the club in October. The liquor license had been suspended and the place was shut down by the time the fire occurred.

The video from the helmet-cam above and below is best viewed in HD. This is some really clear helmet-cam viewing.

Also quite interesting, considering the significant amount of fire, is the comment posted by the administrator of when he posted this video on Friday afternoon:

We have a blighted dept and only had 6 firefighters, 2 engines and a ladder on this fire because of budget cuts. At one point they told us to evacuate, but we waited too long. It could have been bad. Lesson learned.

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