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Video: Firefighter narrowly escapes dramatic explosion

A volunteer firefighter suffered facial burns after a propane tank explosion


By FireRescue1 Staff

LIMESTONE, Maine — A volunteer firefighter suffered facial burns after a propane tank explosion.

Bangor Daily News reported that firefighters were controlling a fire that started in a wooded area close to propane tanks. One of the tanks exploded, shooting flames toward firefighter Scott Patten.

Police Chief Stacey Mahan posted the video of the explosion, which was captured on his body camera.

The explosion knocked Mahan and another firefighter to the ground, but Patten was able to walk away.

Patten was treated for first- and second- degree burns at the hospital and released the next day.

 
Fire Scene 06-08-2017

This is a clip from my body camera at the fire that occurred here in Limestone on 06-08-2017. This video is of when the explosion took place. Those who choose to be a firefighter whether full time or as a volunteer know the hazards of the job. I commend those that want to, "put the wet stuff on the red stuff" and lay their lives on the line each and every time they head out. This incident is a prime example of how things can change in an instant. Limestone Police Chief Stacey J. Mahan You know the old saying, "Why did God make Firefighters?"....."so cops could have heroes."

Posted by Limestone Police Department on Sunday, June 11, 2017

 

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