Camera captures backdraft of New York City building fire

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Camera captures backdraft of New York City building fire. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on December 13, 2018.

Harrowing moments captured on camera Thursday as a backdraft caused a 5-alarm New York City fire to unexpectedly explode.

Firefighters were knocked off their feet when flames and smoke burst out the front of the building and swept through the entire city block.

Seven firefighters and five civilians were hurt but all of them are expected to survive.

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