Video: Woman berates firefighters for being "slow as hell"

A woman can be heard in the video complaining about how crews are responding to a house fire


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Video shows firefighters battling a house blaze, while a woman is heard the entire time complaining crews are moving too slow.

Throughout the first half of the video, the woman, a neighbor repeatedly tells other bystanders that the firefighters are "too slow. They're too slow. …These guys right here don't even have their gear on. They're slow."

About half way through the video, the woman changes her tune when she realizes the flames are extinguished and says "That was quick. It's gone already."

According to neighbors heard in the video, no one was home during the fire.

Fire service blogger Rhett Fleitz found the video.

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