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WATCH: Massive backdraft blows firefighters out of burning building

WATCH: Massive backdraft blows firefighters out of burning building

() Video of an explosion that injured five firefighters in New Jersey has surfaced, showing emergency responders tackling an existing fire when an ominous cloud of smoke suddenly becomes a massive explosion.

“They were literally thrown out of the building by the smoke explosion,” Harrison Fire Capt. Robert Gille said of his team.

The flames, which reportedly began at a Mexican restaurant, quickly spread to a nearby apartment building and the Church Dios Luz and Vida sometime after 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The five-alarm fire sent up a smoke cloud that could be seen for miles, forcing travel delays and even the re-routing of a local St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Here’s cell phone video of the relatively controllable fire suddenly exploding into the street:

Read more at TheBlaze.com

 

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