Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wild Rescue, Fire In Normally Sedate Ontario

One of the most exciting places to be in North America Tuesday was in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
A most exciting day Tuesday in Kingston, Ontario.
As you can see, it was the scene of a huge fire. You can barely
see the man trapped at the end of a crane to the left of the flames
He was later rescued.  

Normally, Kingston is a nice enough place, but it's not like the city is a hot bed of total wildness.

But on Tuesday, a wood frame condo under construction in Kingston caught fire and developed into a huge, HUGE blaze. A poor crane operator had to scramble to the very end of the crane's boom to escape the smoke and flames.

Of course, there was no guarantee the fire wouldn't make the crane just collapse, sending the worker to his death on the street far below.

Luckily, a Canadian military helicopter was dispatched to snowy Kingston, and the crane operator was plucked from the crane. News reports say he suffered just minor injuries.

So far, there have been no reports of deaths from the huge fire, which late Tuesday evening was reported to be under control


Watch the dramatic video below:

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