Bullet pierces Fla. fire rescue truck during July 4 celebration
The crews “were in a lot of danger, not only the fire crews, but also some of the residents that were outside,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Lt. Joseph Panczak
By Leila Merrill
LAUDERHILL, Fla. — As firefighters were working at a house fire possibly caused by fireworks Monday night, they also had to dodge bullets, Local10 reported.
Gunshots rang out as people were celebrating the Fourth of July, sending bullets flying. One bullet pierced a fire rescue truck windshield.
“The crews on scene last night were in a lot of danger, not only the fire crews but also some of the residents that were outside celebrating,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Lt. Joseph Panczak.
Lauderhill & Sunrise units responded to a fire earlier this evening in the area of the 2100 block of NW 59th Terrace. Fire possibly started by fireworks landing in a balcony. 1 adult male was transported with minor injuries. Fire is under investigation. @LHFireOPSChief pic.twitter.com/kNFUJWsuKd— Lauderhill Fire PIO (@LauderhillFDPIO) July 5, 2022
“When the crews got back to the station, that’s when they actually realized that one of the vehicles had the hit,” Panczak said.
No injuries were reported.