A viral video from a police bodycam captures an explosion Thursday that engulfed a Limestone, Maine, firefighter.
Limestone Police Chief Stacey J. Mahan posted the video to the department’s Facebook page on Sunday.
The dramatic video shows firefighters battling a blaze at a dilapidated home. An explosion knocks Mahan to the ground. The chief and other firefighters race to aid the firefighter closest to the explosion.
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In his Facebook post, Mahan commended firefighters who “lay their lives on the line each and every time they head out.”
The video had already been viewed 54,000 times Monday morning.