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Brooklyn Fire Caught On Cellphone Camera

A firefighter literally engulfed in flames was pulled to safety out of the third floor of a Brooklyn brownstone by a fellow firefighter yesterday morning in a dramatic rescue that stunned witnesses.He had been searching the empty apartment for trapped occupants when the whole third
floor erupted shooting flames and shrapnel out the window. The firefighter, from Rescue 2 in Crown Heights, was taken to Cornell University Medical Center in Manhattan with burns over 42 percent of
his body, fire official said.“It was crazy. It was ablaze. The firefighter was about to jump he was screaming like crazy,” said Victor Vargas, 25, works at neighboring deli El Cano. “We smelled the smoke and ran over.”He added, “the firefighter on ladder started beating the fire [on him] with his hands.”

Video taken by a witness shows a firefighter slowly - but methodically -- pulling a firefighter co

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Added: Dec-20-2011 Occurred On: Dec-19-2011
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