How West Sacramento firefighters handle exploding ammo

  • Source: Coffee or Die Magazine
  • Published: 09/15/2022 12:00 AM

West Sacramento Fire Department crews responding to a recent California blaze had begun hooking up hoses when a cacophony of pops and bangs began. Video footage recorded on Saturday, Sept. 10, captured the banging and even revealed white streaks flying through a doorway at the apartment complex, the telltale signs of ammo cooking off, but the firefighters didn’t even flinch. What gives? Weren’t they worried about catching a stray round? West Sacramento Fire Engineer Ian Gilmour told Coffee or Die Magazine that while these snaps, whizzes, and booms might seem unusual, they’re not as dangerous as the blaze itself, and crews will remain focused on fighting the flames. “The faster we get water on the fire, the sooner all the problems go away,” Gilmour said.


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