Dramatic Fire Rescue Caught on Camera

BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. The film features an amazing rescue scene that finds two dogs clinging to life until firemen use oxygen masks to breathe life back into them.

Burn debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and won the audience award for documentary filmmaking.



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  • June 11, 2012 10:10 amPosted 2 years ago
    Mike

    Awesome.., and yes, they are heroes!

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  • June 11, 2012 10:12 amPosted 2 years ago
    Carolyn

    Indeed!

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  • June 11, 2012 10:12 amPosted 2 years ago
    Takacs

    Yes, they are heroes, special mens, who can be proud to be a human.

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  • June 11, 2012 10:13 amPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

    Thank you to fire fighters everywhere for the brave and amazing things you do everyday…and for saving these two precious canine babies :)

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  • June 11, 2012 10:13 amPosted 2 years ago
    Beverly

    i just wish those animals could have been taken to a vet for follow up

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  • June 11, 2012 10:13 amPosted 2 years ago
    Beth

    this is amazing…. <3

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  • June 11, 2012 10:15 amPosted 2 years ago
    Rocky

    I dont like how he dropped the dog at 00:23

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      June 11, 2012 9:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
      tami

      i didnt either but then i relized he had to because he was in his gear and was prob hard to move he gave him his mask so that make up for the drop

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    June 11, 2012 10:17 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lola

    Firefighters are brave and true heroes! Sweet story!

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    June 11, 2012 10:17 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tabitha

    Had someone been able to save my dog in our fire, he could have dropped him in the ground a million times. Instead, we buried him almost 8 years ago come this October. Good job, guys! You’re heroes in my book.

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      June 12, 2012 5:33 pmPosted 2 years ago
      tami

      OH MY GOSH IM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT THAT HAD TO BE HARD

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    June 11, 2012 10:17 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tabitha

    On*. Not in. :/

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  • June 11, 2012 10:18 amPosted 2 years ago
    Pawel

    ojjj

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    June 11, 2012 10:19 amPosted 2 years ago
    Laura

    :) li hanno salvati :) :) :)

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  • June 11, 2012 10:19 amPosted 2 years ago
    Patti

    Awesome…

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  • June 11, 2012 10:22 amPosted 2 years ago
    Neil

    @ Rocky Delos Santos. the firefighter had probably been in a smoke filled building for some time, can you imagine how exhausted he must have been ??? I think you’ll find the dog was effectively dead, as was the white dog. Thanks to the courage of those firefighters, they both lived. It would have been nice to hear two words, though…. Thank You.

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      June 11, 2012 10:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
      donna

      Neil didn’t you see the man asking to shake the firies hand- I reckon
      there was more than one thankyou during that interaction.

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    June 11, 2012 10:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Rita

    Oh my… dogs won this time.<3

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  • June 11, 2012 10:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kyra

    This is an amazing video and story; however, I have a few “choice” words for the behavior of the owner. Did HE make any effort to save the pups or just to criticize the fire fighters?

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    June 11, 2012 10:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    April

    God Bless our Heroes!

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  • June 11, 2012 10:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lynn

    Great video. Thank you for sharing.

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    June 11, 2012 10:31 amPosted 2 years ago
    Mamakat

    they would not let the owner in. didn’t you hear him asking if they saved his dogs and them telling him to stay back? i’m impressed all the guy cared about in the house was his dogs. cut him some slack. i’m sure he was very grateful once the shock wore off. he obviously loves his dogs. and firefighters always have my heart, btw.

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    June 11, 2012 10:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

    A little upset how the first dog was just “dropped” on the ground like that. So thankful they were saved, but yes…they should have been taken straight to a vet or animal hospital afterwards! (Hoping they were!)

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  • June 11, 2012 10:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Shelley

    wow!

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    June 11, 2012 10:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Vincent

    good!:)

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  • June 11, 2012 10:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Patrick

    Amazing…

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    June 11, 2012 10:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jason

    When I’d “go in” I’d search for the pets with the same vigor as any possible occupants.
    GRANTED human life came first, but the pets were of the utmost priority as well.

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    June 11, 2012 10:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

    Just thankful beyond words that they were saved and they made it! God bless them all – the dogs, the owner and the heroic firefighters!

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    June 11, 2012 10:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Yolanda

    That’s amazing! :D

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  • June 11, 2012 10:38 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nathalie

    magnifique <3<3<3

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    June 11, 2012 10:42 amPosted 2 years ago
    Bonnie

    Very impressive. Thank you to all the firemen and women who risk thier lives everyday to save lives, be they human or animal.

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    June 11, 2012 10:44 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tracy

    Wonderful!!!! REAL MEN care about animals!

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  • June 11, 2012 10:45 amPosted 2 years ago
    Patti

    Ditto.

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    June 11, 2012 10:45 amPosted 2 years ago
    Zestadonnia

    God Bless our Firefighters!

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    June 11, 2012 10:46 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kay Ellen

    Gotta love a dog. “I almost died a minute ago, but now, everything is good. Need to take a look around at what’s goin’ on.” My dog choked on a ball, stuck in her throat. She could get no air. My friend said “Is she going to die?” I told him yes…He stuck his hand down her throat and pulled the ball out. He and I were in tears, all shaken up. She stood up, coughed, wagged her tail and started asking us to throw the ball!

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  • June 11, 2012 10:50 amPosted 2 years ago
    Cindie

    Great video on the selfless efforts of these firemen as well as their brother & sister colleagues everywhere. Especially love the grace of the fire-fighter continuing to work on the dogs despite the interference of the distraught owner.

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    June 11, 2012 11:03 amPosted 2 years ago
    Laura

    I hope he was so concerned about his dogs because he views them as beloved family members not money makers…ahem….

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  • June 11, 2012 11:12 amPosted 2 years ago
    Madlen

    Schön, zu Abwechslung auch mal etwas so erfreuliches zu sehen! <3

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    June 11, 2012 11:15 amPosted 2 years ago
    Anne

    So glad the doggies are okay!! Yay, firemen!!

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    June 11, 2012 11:18 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tomasz

    Yes. This men are heroes :D Like all firefighters. :)

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  • June 11, 2012 11:19 amPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Amazing, wow!

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  • June 11, 2012 11:21 amPosted 2 years ago
    Marie

    My Dalmations mom was in this situation(pregnant at the time of the house fire). Owner entered house 2 times and firmen pulled him out. Third time he was able to sneak in and get his dog. Mine 14 yr old girl was one of those 11 puppies born 5 days later. Her mom was revived by the firefighters and then rushed to a vet’s office. Thank you for blessing me with this wonderful and loving companion.

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    June 11, 2012 11:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Val

    That guy didn’t care about anything but his dogs.

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    June 11, 2012 11:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Bianca

    Wonderful to see something like this!

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  • June 11, 2012 11:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    William

    That was awesome!

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    June 11, 2012 11:34 amPosted 2 years ago
    Luba

    Hey I was at the Bridge and you brought me back! :)

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    June 11, 2012 11:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sandy

    amazing!!!

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    June 11, 2012 12:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Amy

    Absolutely a heartwarming story! Detroit isn’t deadit just needs help and the fireman who risk thier lives to help cannot never be repiad. Shame on the people who have stolen from Detroit!

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  • June 11, 2012 12:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    E Mark

    It’s always cool to save critters if possible. This also shows that even a person that can’t dress properly can love his pets and say thanks.

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    June 11, 2012 12:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kimberly

    :’o

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    June 11, 2012 12:32 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Madison

    i can’t believe those 2 dogs lived in that fire

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  • June 11, 2012 12:34 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Evets

    I was getting a big mad that the dude would get out of their way and let them do their job.

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    June 11, 2012 12:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jeane

    Totally amazing!!

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  • June 11, 2012 12:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Rocky

    @Neil West, he could be exhausted but hey, it’s what they do. And look at the black dog, he was dropped in the ground carefully. It’s not an excuse that if you are a firefighter, you could drop a dog or a someone caught in fire just like that just because you are exhausted. Can you imagine what the dog felt when he hit the ground when he was fighting back for life?

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  • June 11, 2012 12:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Rocky

    But of course, thanks to them for saving the dogs.

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    June 11, 2012 12:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    There is no one better!!!!

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    June 11, 2012 12:58 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Maggie-Mae

    Amazing.

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  • June 11, 2012 1:00 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jane

    Anyone who owns a dog or cat should take a pet first aid course. St Johns Ambulance provides them in some areas. There isn’t always someone there to help

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    June 11, 2012 1:04 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jeannine

    Great Video, thanks for posting. I’d also like to thank the firemen that saved them.

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    June 11, 2012 1:56 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kurt

    amazing

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    June 11, 2012 3:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Dave Sullivam

    There would times I would be more prone to save a dog than a human

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  • June 11, 2012 3:37 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Bernard

    god bless that man

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    June 11, 2012 4:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Bonnie

    Wonderful.. Full of wonder thank u

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  • June 11, 2012 4:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Louise

    Thank you and Bless you for saving animals

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    June 11, 2012 6:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Natasha

    First question he asked where’s my dogs. I would be the same pleased that we have rescuers in our lives that care just as much.

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  • June 11, 2012 8:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Patricia

    Definitely heroes.

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    June 12, 2012 2:30 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I noticed the dogs are pit bull or pit bull mix. I sure hope they aren’t going to be used in dog fights. That’s the sad part of that breed. I am glad they are ok and thanks to the firefighters that risked their life to save them.

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