Lauderhill firefighters surprised by gunfire during attempt to extinguish house blaze

  • Source: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
  • Published: 07/05/2022 04:46 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters have a dangerous job to begin with, putting out risky and potentially deadly fires. They don’t expect to deal with gunfire in the process. A holiday fire call turned dangerous Monday night with first responders dodging bullets after Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews arrived to the scene of a house fire that was possibly started by fireworks. “The crews on scene last night were in a lot of danger, not only the fire crews but also some of the residents that were outside celebrating,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Lt. Joseph Panczak. As firefighters were putting out the flames, numerous gunshots rang out while hundreds of people were out celebrating the Fourth of July along the 2100 block of Northwest 59th Terrace, sending stray bullets flying. One of those bullets pierced a fire rescue truck windshield.


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