Early video: Exploding oxygen & propane tanks changes initial attack at New Mexico fire

Helmet-cam and dash-cam video after dumpster fire extends to a fourplex in Albuquerque

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Albuquerque Fire Rescue – March 30th, 2021, Aprx 0830, Engine 11 is dispatched to reports of a dumpster fire. Upon approach, engine 11 recognizes they are responding to heavily involved structure fire at a single story fourplex housing unit. Engine 11 calls for a full dispatch and awaits all units enroute before giving the size up. Occupants inform crews there are oxygen tanks in the involved residence. As the crews begin initial attack and size up, oxygen bottles begin detonating, requiring the crew to change tactics from offensive to defensive.

This video is a tool to show how dynamic and dangerous the Fireground is.

Great work by all crews involved to save what could have been a total loss of multiple homes.

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