I had to run some errands in the next town over this morning and as I rounded the curve into town, I was greeted by a huge plume of smoke. At first, I thought maybe the fire department was doing a controlled burn, but they weren’t.
Like so many others, I circled the block to see if I could figure out what was burning. It looked like the local furniture store’s warehouse, but as I got closer, it turned out to be the building behind it. The fire destroyed a heavy machinery shop.
I managed to snap a few pictures before I ran my errands, and on my way back home, I thought I’d snap a few more. But by then, the police had blocked off the street I’d been on before.
I hope the business will rebuild in town so that no one will lose their job, and I hope that no one was hurt in the fire.
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Looks like quite a job; hopefully they got through it without injuries.
They did, according to the news. The building had pretty extensive damage, and the fire department was there about three hours, but no one was hurt, thank goodness. Apparently I went past just a few minutes after the fire department got there.
Firefighters are supposed to use extreme caution driving to the scene; most departments these days require a full stop at red lights even when operating lights and sirens, for instance. But when the dispatcher says “working fire” and they see that column of smoke in the sky, they generally push it to get there fast!
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I can see that. This particular town is pretty small (~2500 people), so even if they hit a red light at the highway, they could still get there in a hurry. I’m glad that everyone stayed safe and no one was hurt.