Watch: Officers dodge exploding ammo while pulling man from burning car

While the officers were removing the driver, they saw multiple firearms and ammunition inside the fully engulfed vehicle

By Ashley Silver

CEDAR HILL, Texas — Last month, officers jumped into action to pull a man from his crashed vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames. Now, newly released bodycam footage shows just how dangerous that rescue really was.

According to WFAA News, police discovered a vehicle in a ravine sitting on its side after receiving a 911 call regarding a car crash. An unnamed man had driven through a red light and launched his vehicle into a ravine, where it quickly became engulfed in flames.

As police worked to remove the unresponsive driver, they noticed multiple firearms and ammunition in the back seat of the vehicle, with rounds beginning to pop due to the flames.

Officers broke the vehicle’s sunroof and were able to successfully remove the man from the car just before the ammunition caused an explosion within the vehicle.

"The quick response of the entire shift, recognition of the severity of the situation and immediate action was outstanding work," Cedar Hill Police said in a statement to WFAA. "This was a team effort that resulted in the removal of the subject from a clearly dangerous and life-threatening situation."

The seven officers were honored recently with a lifesaving award for their heroic efforts.

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