An APD officer was first on scene and recorded this dashcam video. The rear hatch on the vehicle is initially in the open position because the occupants unloaded contents from the vehicle. The heavy fire caused the struts to fail and the rear hatch to fall back to the closed position. The fire then caused the rear window to break and fall out of the vehicle. Shortly after AFD arrival, the two rear hatch struts violently explode and shoot from the vehicle. Both struts shot a distance of approximately 40 feet and with enough force to injure the firefighters.
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