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Bodycam Video Shows Badass Firefighters Putting Out Blazing Home

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Ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter? This bodycam video shows crews putting out a house fire from the point of view of one of the rescuers.The San Bernardino County Fire Department sent crews to a home in the 15800 block of La Paz Drive in Victorville on Wednesday at about 4:10 p.m. The single-family home was ablaze, and a nearby house was also at risk, KTLA reports. One firefighter's bodycam captured the crew as they worked to put out the flames. The video begins with the firefighters on the way to the fire, and shows crews sawing through a fence and carving holes in the roof to ventilate the home. The blaze took about a half an hour to put out.

Three adults and four children lived in the home, including 16-year-old Ruby Valtierra, who told the Victorville Daily Press that she and her grandmother and her 14-year-old sister, Samantha Partida, were busy doing laundry when she discovered the fire in the garage. Valtierra called 9-1-1, and a bystander helped her communicate her emergency to the dispatcher. The grandmother had escaped to the backyard, and firefighters helped reunite her safely with her family. They also searched the house to make sure no one else was inside and were able to rescue a dog. There were no fatalities, though a pet cat was missing.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though the sisters said that some electrical wires had been causing small fires recently. Valtierra said her landlord was supposed to fix the problem, but had not. The family is accepting donations here.