Thursday, March 26, 2015

Video: The chaotic moments after the explosion on 2nd Avenue



Video via Troy Hinson (aka Troyquan)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

why was that guy opening all the windows up the entire fire escape????

Anonymous said...

Guy with striped pants who climbed up the fire escape to check for people? What a hero. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

To let people out, idiot!

Anonymous said...

He is a retired FDNY fire fighter looking for stragglers in the building just before it's about to be engulfed in flames.

Anonymous said...

Troy Quan behind the camera!

AdriannaGrezak said...

The video by Troy Hinson is incredibly and eerie. You can feel the panic as soon as the recording starts

Anonymous said...

Trying to see if people were trapped or unaware they had to leave

olympiasepiriot said...

Small moment of humor, Zoltar can be heard at the beginning of the video.

Anonymous said...

Zoltar, at 0:16... "What are you waiting for?"

Anonymous said...

The guy climbing the fire escape was an off-duty firefighter, he did an amazing thing and risked his life trying to fnd anyone who needed to be rescued.

Anonymous said...

I chuckled at Zoltar too... Such a fixture on that block that it seemed oddly appropriate.

Anonymous said...

That's a great job documenting those first minutes, and a heroic act by that Ret. FDNY fellow, whomever he is, it's no wonder they're New York City's Bravest.

Eden Bee said...

That guy was really brave to go and try and see who was in there and to open windows. Retired or not that building was engulfed in smoke and flames as soon as he was finished. It could have went up at any time.

xootrman said...

Very impressive .video of a very scary & unsettling event

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the man who went up the fire escape and kicked in those windows - I can well believe he is a firefighter, b/c he was so quick and deliberate in what he did. I couldn't *think* fast enough - much less MOVE fast enough - to do what he did. He put himself in harm's way to be sure others were safe. God bless the FDNY.

Fipper said...

Thank you for the video. All the people running to help amidst all the chaos and shock brought tears to my eyes. The fear that must have been going through everyone's mind... This is so sad... I hope all the critically injured will pull through. And thank you EV Grieve for all the up to date info. God bless the EV tonight.

slimthing said...

thanks for this video, starting at 0:54 I see my friend climbing in the collapsed storefront to get people out. NYC neighbors band together like none other.

Anonymous said...

Zoltar's voice, eerie. Unfortunately such flashbacks from 2001. Ugh. Sirens, smoke. Even the creepy quiet on the streets tonight. Really never leaves us, I guess.

Anonymous said...

the retired fire fighter is obviously a hero, but he is also just so cool and efficient. he did not rush, he just moved deliberately and without hesitation, did what he could do (having no equipment or back up) and got back down again. a very cool headed and brave man.

Anonymous said...

What businesses were on the ground floor of the buildings?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the status of the nail salon? The woman who owns it is very nice and always very friendly.

I've been thinking about the pet owners in the building. I can't imagine how devastating it must be, on top of losing all their possessions.

Jill W. said...

If anything good can come from this, I hope after watching people will realize that they need to know how to operate all parts of their emergency exit. And realize that once a fire starts it can be about 4 minutes or less before the building is engulfed. Enough time to get out without a full panic, but not much time. Easier said than done. Very instructive footage.