This video is a “close call” for two reasons.
First of all because a firefighter was injured in the fire and rescued by other firefighters and two police officers. Officers Richie Conti and Jamie Bucker entered the building to help rescue New Castle Fire Lt. John Onufrak Sr.
Secondly, it is a “close call” because of the alley way they have to operate in to rescue their comrade and the condition of the building with the exterior wall pushing out.
- Read more about his rescue here.
- See the photo gallery here.
- FireRescue1.com has the story as well
- Dave Statter has an update here
The fire occurred in New Castle, PA at a building that once housed the bar Black Whale. The bar had been closed down in the 1970′s.
The videographer somewhat realizes what is going on and is amazed by what he sees.
From the crowd in video 3: “They got him out…(cheers)…that was some real hero stuff man”
One thing that caught my eye was the photo to the right taken by a NCNewsonline photographer. The photog notes that the sign of the times is people taking photos and video to share. I believe the videos below might be from one of the men in the front taking video with their phones.