Video: LAFD firefighter nearly engulfed in flames at commercial structure fire

The firefighter was using a circular saw when his turnout gear ignited

By Janelle Foskett

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — A Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter was nearly engulfed in flames at a fire scene in Sherman Oaks on Monday.

Approximately 35 firefighters were on the scene of a commercial building fire at the time of the incident, reported the LAFD.

KTLA video shows a firefighter operating a circular saw when fire ignites his turnout gear. The firefighter walks away from the saw, as crewmembers turn hoselines on him to douse the flames.

LAFD has not reported any injuries in the incident.

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