Updated: Wednesday, 07 Jul 2010, 5:24 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 07 Jul 2010, 5:24 PM EDT
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) -
Amherst became a battleground for firefighters in Wednesday's extreme heat.
They're among the many people forced to work outside in these unbearable conditions.
Hard to imagine what it's like to wear the heavy gear and fight a fire in this heat.
You could see the men and women fighting fatigue after putting out a house fire on Campbell Boulevard in Amherst.
Luckily no one was home when the house caught fire.
But it was burning red hot inside the hottest fire Capt. Al Spoth said he ever experienced.
Captain Spoth of North Amherst Volunteer Fire Department said, "Well the only good thing was, the minute the fire was out, we came out and we had all kinds of liquid for everybody, so it kind of made it easier for everybody."
Chief Joe Rozbicki of North Amherst Vol. Fire Department added, "It was probably a good couple hundred to a thousand degrees in there when we went in, so it's pretty hot."