Firefighting, China-style

Last updated 12:08 20/04/2014
Gas fire
Reuters
FLAMING MAD: Firefighter Huangpu Jiangwu hugs a burning gas cylinder as he removes it from the site of a fire incident in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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A fireman in China has taken his  job to a new level - carrying a burning gas cylinder from a destroyed restaurant with flames shooting out beside his head.

Video shows firefighter Huangpu Jiangwu hugging the burning cylinder as he removes it from a burnt restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 3, 2014.

Despite the time that had passed since the fire, Huangpu's identity was only revealed by local media on April 17, after his pictures gained popularity with netizens on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site also known as "Twitter of China".

It's not known why Huanpu decided to carry the burning cylinder from the restaurant, which by that stage was already badly damaged.

Another firefighter is seen carrying a hose behind his daring colleague. The man with the hose then managed to miss the bottle and instead drench Huangpu with water.

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