UPDATED – Helmet-cam captures rescue: Corinth, Mississippi lieutenant grabs man as room ignites.

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The FireCritic spotted this extremely compelling video from  Lt Chris Duncan of Mississippi’s Corinth Fire Department.  Here’s the description with  the video:

Helmet Cam video of house fire in Corinth, Ms. On 1-11-2013, Corinth FD responded to a house fire with reported explosion and victims trapped. Upon arrival, found house heavily involved in fire. Neigbors had removed a nine month old child from bedroom. Upon arrival Lt. from E-401 was advised that father was still inside. Lt. made entry into bedroom, located and removed victim just prior to room igniting.


It was difficult finding details of the fire and the rescue by Lt. Duncan. Thanks to a STATter911.com reader pointing us in the right direction we have some more information. Click here for a pdf of the intial article in the Daily Corinthian on January 13.

This is an excerpt from a more recent, undated article the paper (requires a subscription to read online):

One victim was seriously injured in Friday night’s house fire while the other has been released from the hospital. A nine-month-old baby who was in the home at 1803 East Fifth Street has been released and is doing well, said Assistant Fire Chief John Wood. However, Don Pruitt, who dropped the baby out a window to safety, has serious injuries and is at the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.