PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — The fire that erupted after a driver crashed his pick-up truck at 79th and Belinder in Prairie Village Monday morning was so bad, police officers couldn’t initially see that anyone was still inside.
A neighbor grabbed a fire extinguisher and tried to help before police arrived, but the home fire extinguisher was too weak.
Prairie Village officers came armed with coldfire canisters, a more powerful fire extinguisher made for these kinds of fires. It’s the same kind of extinguisher that is used in NASCAR races to put out fires.
Once they knocked down the flames they realized there was a person, or a body inside.
“We’ve got movement,” they can be heard saying on the dashcam video.
One minute and 24 seconds after police arrive on the scene, the sound of fire sirens can be heard in the distance.