Fire chief rescues man from burning car without his fire gear in Pennsylvania

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YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire chief is being hailed as a hero after pulling a man from a burning vehicle in Pennsylvania.

The rescue was caught on camera Monday after a car slammed into a utility pole.

Dash cam video shows smoke and flames coming from the rear of a car that crashed.

York Township Fire Chief Nate Tracey was first on scene and he took immediate action.

In the video, you can see Chief Tracey without his fire gear on pulling what appears to be an unconscious man out of the car and dragging him to safety.

Gary Gregory witnessed the rescue and said, “With the gas tank burning, it was burning right under the gas tank it could have blown up anytime. It was his job, but he is a hero as far as I am concerned.”

No word on the condition of the driver– he was hospitalized after the accident.

— Story from WHTM via CNN

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