VIDEO: Kenner firefighters narrowly escape flames as gas tank explodes
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three Kenner Department firefighters battling a car fire Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 1) narrowly escaped as the gas tank exploded, sending the flames bursting towards them.
The car caught fire around 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of Loyola and West Loyola drives, according to Kenner Fire Department Chief Ryab Bergeron, who called the incident a “close call” for the responding firefighters, who were “very close to the flames,” but were able to jump back from the blaze in time.
John Panzavecchia, a neighbor who witnessed the fire, captured a video of the shocking moment.
Bergeron said no one was injured in the fire. As of Tuesday afternoon, the cause of the fire was not known.
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