Video: Burning firefighter dives headfirst onto ladder to escape NY fire

Fellow firefighter pulled him to safety, patted out his burning body; both seriously burned firefighters in stable condition


By Josh Saul and Lorena Mongelli
The New York Post

NEW YORK — A firefighter engulfed in flames and desperate to escape a raging Brooklyn house fire dived head first onto a ladder yesterday before a fellow Bravest pulled him to safety and patted out his burning body.

"The firefighter was about to jump. He was screaming like crazy," said Victor Vargas, 25, who works near the three-story building on Prospect Place in Crown Heights.

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