The explosion was caught on tape. It happens at about :59 into to the video. It keeps running and they show them loading 2 of the firefighters into ambulances.
... fire and explosion ripped through the historic district of downtown Durango on Friday afternoon, injuring as many as seven firefighters who were on the roof of the building when it exploded.
Dave Abercrombie, spokesman for the Durango Fire and Rescue District, said the firefighters were standing on top of the Le Rendezvous Restaurant when it blew up about an hour after firefighters arrived.
David Bruzzese, spokesman for the Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, said seven fire and rescue personnel were brought to the hospital.
He said six were in good condition and one was in fair condition. Bruzzese said the hospital planned to admit three.
He declined to say what types of injuries the seven received.
The fire was reported about 1:39 p.m., and three buildings were ablaze when the firefighters arrived two minutes later, Abercrombie said.
In flames were the Seasons Restaurant, Le Rendezvous Restaurant and Half-Price Tees, a shop that sells T-shirts, said Abercrombie.
"We had a crew on the roof of Le Rendezvous - between six and seven firemen - when it exploded," Abercrombie said.
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