Brave FD battles 9,000 gallon gas EXPLOSION (Video)


The truck driver in this video was rescued just before the explosion of his overturned semi-truck…he was burnt but his life was saved.
From official report by Utah Air National Guard Fire Department:

“The Utah Air National Guard Fire Department was called to respond to a major fire incident in Midvale, Utah, at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2017, after a double tanker semi-trailer hauling 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned on 1-15 southbound near 7200 South, resulting in a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion, or BLEVY.

The local fire department requested UTANG’s assistance due to the unit’s unique firefighting capabilities, specifically calling for the use of its Oshkosh Striker 3000, a specialized Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle that can carry up to 3,000 gallons of water and 420 gallons of foam and is typically used to extinguish large aircraft fires.”

Courtesy video by Shannon Chastain, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Utah Air National Guard Fire Department
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Source car footage Ammon Sweeten YouTube

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