Police body cam captures explosion in California

(NBC NEWS) - Newly released body camera video of a gas explosion shows just how dangerous a routine call can be for first responders.

Police say they were responding to reports of a gas leak when a California duplex exploded.

In the video, you can see the fireball engulf the home.

The homeowner was airlifted to a hospital, where he later died.

According to police, the officer caught in the flames continued assisting nearby residents in evacuating, despite suffering second degree burns.

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