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Helmet Cam: Firefighter Close Call with Acetylene tank at Building Fire

Several things caught my eye in this video. Early on in the video, an acetylene tank off gases due to the fire just as firefighters open the door to the building. The firefighters quickly back up and regroup. This acetylene tank raises the biggest question though. If indeed it only off gased due to the heat and did not rupture, shouldn't they have trained a hoseline on it to keep it cool. It is obvious that they don't have enough water for the fire, they could at least keep the tank from rupturing if it hadn't already.

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