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NY Fire rescue caught on camera


Middleport, N.Y.-- A Hamlin Firefighter says he was simply in the right place at the right time.

Douglas Mcpherson says he was just driving by when he spotted an apartment fire in Middleport, New York on Wednesday.

He had a small ContourROAM camera with him, and strapped it on, before jumping out of his car to help fire crews.

He sent us the 10 minute video that you watch above, or on his YouTube page here. Its a view of heroic work that you dont get to see very often.

In the clip you can see him assisting in helping residents escape the burning home.

You can also see Mcpherson assisting in putting out the flames.    

According to the Buffalo News, the Middleport Police Chief and a Niagara County sheriffs deputy rescued four children, their mother and her sister during the incident.

The rescued family was treated for minor smoke inhalation.

It took about an hour and a half to bring the fire under control.

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