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More Video on Lowell Fire Department's Heroic Rescues

Sun police reporter Rob Mills captures in three dramatic videos the Lowell Fire Department's heroic rescue of nine people from a raging apartment building fire that struck at 4 a.m. Sunday. Within minutes of responding to the scene at Bridge and Second streets, firefighters get their ladder trucks in position and extended to the wooden building's third- and fourth-floors.With flames shooting from windows, firefighters are seen leading residents in night-clothes to the safety, including two young girls. In another video, Mills zeroes in on a hectic fourth-floor balcony where three firefighters are trying to recover the body of a man who perished in the blaze. Flames chase the firefighters, who are soon doused with water from a ground hose far below to keep the conflagration at bay. Eventually, the men are ordered to leave the balcony, which is perilously close to being engulfed by the fire, and they can be seen leaping to the ladder truck and safety

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