I could be wrong, since I wasn’t there, but this appears to be a learning experience for at least one of these firefighters. I admit that at car fires, if you don’t get to the hood latch before it burns or lengthens under the heat it negatively impacts the ability to open the hood. Occasionally, we need tools to open the hood up to and including a couple of rounds with the K saw. However, in this case captured in this helmet camera video…it doesn’t appear to be the case…Then again, the firefighter with the halligan might have knocked it loose.
The Video was removed by the FD