#83 – The Fire

Photo taken: November 20, 2010

While I have taken pictures of many fun and amusing things in the time I’ve owned a camera, there are also a few more sobering events I’ve captured solely for the record.  Eight years ago on a Saturday morning, I heard the sound of sirens that seemed to be on my street.. and went outside to find out the house three down from me had flames shooting through the roof.  With the fire department already on hand and the occupant out of the house, there really wasn’t anything else to do but spectate… although I did draw at least one odd eye from a neighbor when I went inside to fetch my camera.  The damage was mainly limited to the roof, and the house repaired and re-occupied within a couple months…


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8 Responses to #83 – The Fire

  1. ksbeth says:

    How awful and glad everyone was okay

  2. EEEEK……glad everyone was OK. Similar incident in our neighborhood although a bit further away from us – house burned almost to the ground though……a builder bought the lot, demolished what was left of the house, and new home is now in place and about to be sold to someone else. Time marches on.


  3. atkokosplace says:

    Fires can be devastating, especially to ones home. I’m happy the occupants were okay.

  4. whoa…..glad the person living there made it out safely ~~~~~~~

  5. Eep! That’s kind of too close for comfort. Glad there was a ‘happy’ ending in that they were able to move back in reasonably soon.

  6. draliman says:

    Looking at the remains of the roof and all the flames, that was pretty lucky it was put out and sorted so quickly.

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Amazing photo. Sad situation, but what a shot!

  8. Wow. That is scary stuff. A house burned down next door to me once. All the firemen were in my driveway. I helped one of them get his oxygen tank on. The woman who lived there kept screaming as the windows blew out. Then I watched a guy roll the piano out. What a crazy night. Glad everyone on your street got out.

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