Helmet Cam Video and Fireground Audio: Garage Explosion in Stockton, CA

Video posted by StocktonFireHistory Originals has helmet cam footage, dash cam footage, and fireground audio of a March explosion.  Description of the fire is below.

“On March 14th, 2018, Stockton Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion in a residential neighborhood. Firefighters arrived on scene to flames showing from a two-story, single family dwelling. The home was being used for an illegal Honey-Oil Lab. Honey Oil (or Hash Oil) is a concentrated form of cannabis extract. Honey Oil has become a profitable means of using the waste trimmings from illegal marijuana grow-house operations. The Honey Oil being refined at this fire was extracted using butane as a solvent. The Lab exploded and was caught on video capture from a security camera from across the street. Firefighters found two victims upon arrival- both who were in the building during the explosion and survived. Firefighters on scene had to create a balance between extinguishing the blaze and treating the victims. Many firefighters had to ‘change hats’ from Firefighting to Paramedicine. This 2nd alarm fire was otherwise extinguished without incident. The Stockton Fire Department consists of 12 firehouses, and protects 350,000 people. Stockton Firefighters responded to more than 48,000 emergencies in 2018, including an average of at least one working structure fire a day.”

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