By BARRY LANK
A ball of fire blew up under him late Sunday night. But a local firefighter is recovering today in the burn unit at New York Hospital.
Buckheit suffered third-degree burns to his neck and face and second-degree burns to his left hand and ear. But already he has been giving news interviews from the hospital.
This isn’t the first time newspapers have hailed Buckheit as a hero. SIlive.com also details how he and another Staten Island firefighter pulled three little girls from a burning apartment in 2007.