A video of a firefighter pumping water onto a burning building in San Francisco has become a viral sensation, with one bystander even receiving a medal.
A fire broke out at a construction site on the city’s city waterfront in June, killing two men, leaving a third missing.
It was the deadliest fire in San Franciscans history.
The video of the firefighter, who was at work when the blaze started, went viral in the days after the tragedy.
The footage shows a man and a woman running into the building, and then, as flames rise, a man jumps out of the building and helps the woman and the man back to safety.
“They’re still out there.
We’re still in there.
This is a very heroic act,” San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said after the video went viral.
It wasn’t immediately clear who shot the video, or whether the firefighter was a member of the San Francisco Fire Department.
It’s unclear how long the fire had been burning before it began, but Newsom says it was burning for about 20 minutes before the man was able to jump out.
Firefighters from the city and the neighboring city of Oakland were working together to contain the blaze, and the firefighters were all wearing masks, Newsom told reporters on Monday.
The man who jumped out of a building to save a bystander who was trapped by flames is seen in the video.
The city has spent more than $40 million on efforts to contain fires in the Bay Area, according to the mayor’s office.