Ice resurfacer catching fire while just doing its job becomes latest metaphor for 2020

Fireplace met ice when an ice resurfacing machine burst into flames at a Rochester, New York, rink after youth hockey apply on Wednesday. Why? As a result of it is 2020 and completely something can occur. The excellent news? Nobody was harm, although video clips shared to social media certainly made it look terrifying.

“A scary second after my son’s apply tonight at (Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex),” wrote Mary Prusak on Twitter. “Grateful everyone seems to be protected!

WHEC-TV in Rochester reports {that a} hose on the again of the machine began leaking hydraulic fluid, then caught on hearth, however the driver was not injured and put out the flames as soon as the machine was off the ice.

Chris Woodworth, iceplex basic supervisor, praised the quick-thinking driver, recognized solely as “Jordan,” and described as a longtime employees member. 

“With the security of all in thoughts, and appearing with out hesitation, Jordan rushed the machine off the ice floor, and extinguished the flames inside seconds,” Woodworth told WHAM-TV. “Phrases can’t categorical the appreciation now we have for Jordan, his fast pondering and heroic actions. Not all heroes put on capes, and on this occasion, the hero simply occurred to be driving an ice resurfacer.”

The startling footage impressed many social media feedback, together with reward for the quick-thinking driver, those that questioned whether or not the machine was actually a Zamboni model, those that had NHL jokes, and others who noticed the hearth as only one extra unfathomable occasion in a calendar yr that is stuffed with them.

“This Zamboni catching hearth at a New York hockey rink however nonetheless making an attempt to resurface the ice is all of us making an attempt to navigate 2020,” wrote one Twitter consumer.

Wrote one other, “For actual … did NOT have Zamboni hearth on a Rochester ice rink on my 2020 bingo card.”

Different weirdly apocalyptic gadgets you might not have had in your 2020 bingo card embody murder hornets, zombie cicadas and a locust-eating duck army.

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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper