"Look, There's a House Fire!"

by Brenda Nelson February. 15, 2010 4343 views

When I was leaving the grocery store last week, someone said, “Look, that house is on fire!”. The flames were going through the roof, but it was only smoke by the time I could get my car stopped across the street. I got there just as the emergency vehicles pulled up.

The owner was sitting on the opposite street corner, wrapped in a blanket that someone had given to him and was patting his dog's head, watching the house in flames.

The sky was a bright blue, but near the house when rescue arrived, it was completely smoke-filled.

You can barely see the two fire fighters standing on the smoking roof, trying to put out the flames at the rear of the house. What heroes!

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Bwannadon 7 years, 3 months ago

Oooops... a bad day.

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Moira 7 years, 3 months ago

Hope the damage was limited to one room at least. great report.

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Donnamk 7 years, 3 months ago

Awww! :(

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Maud - Normandie - France 7 years, 3 months ago

sad story !!

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Jennye 7 years, 3 months ago

That is so sad!!

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Ricardo 7 years, 3 months ago

I hope everything is ok!
You had just captured the moment so well!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Henk Hoekstra 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice shots from a very sad moment !

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Crisu 7 years, 3 months ago

oh poor men hope his house is not too damaged and he did not loose too many pieces of furniture and electronics. anyway it is a nice set

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Susan 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh my goodness - the poor man. Thankfully the fire department and a helpful neighbour were there to help comfort him.

Excellent photos, Brenda! You really captured the sad event.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Neil 7 years, 3 months ago

Hope Everything turned out "OK" ! Nice shots !! cd

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
John Nelson 7 years, 3 months ago

From DJ to Nana to Photojournalist. Impressive!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 3 months ago

WOW!!! Very nicely documented...but so sad for the owner...great work!!!

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