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Explosion engulfs firefighter on police bodycam video

Explosion engulfs Limestone, Maine, firefighter

A police bodycam video captures a dramatic explosion that engulfs a firefighter in Limestone, Maine.
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A police bodycam video captures a dramatic explosion that engulfs a firefighter in Limestone, Maine.

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.

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.

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