Woman struggling for air in a fiery car crash saved by Orlando firefighter’s own mask

  • Source: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
  • Published: 05/18/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A car caught on fire with a woman trapped inside, and a responding firefighter from the Orlando Fire Department removed his mask and air pack, giving it to the woman, who was just seconds away from not being able to breathe. That firefighter is Lieutenant Bassel Ibrahim, who told News 6, “I truly believe that if we were literally 30 seconds delayed that the young lady would not have made it.” The crash happened near the intersection of Narcoosee Road and Northlake Parkway early Tuesday morning. A lieutenant overnight told News 6 the woman was a passenger in the car, and that she told investigators they were racing before the crash. Orlando Fire said the woman was heavily entrapped, and that there were so many flames causing heavy smoke and making it hard to breathe.


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