My sister called me up and asked if I wanted to come over for supper. She wasn't going to be home till 7 pm. So over I went. I mean it was a free meal. I could wait. I was there for about 2 hours and 45 minutes. On the way home as I approached the center of town I decided to stop for some gas though the meal I had just eaten could fill the bill. It's still fairly warm at 10pm and quite humid. As I pulled in to the station I could smell burning wood through the open roof and windows. Long story short there was a fire. It was in the direction of my home. As I was two quick turns away from home the road was blocked. It appeared the smoke was definitely billowing from a location near my house. It got a little scary as this was not the first time I was involved in a fire where I was living. All roads to my street were blocked off. I asked a police officer directing traffic near the fire where the fire was. It turns out it was near the intersection of my street and another. Roughly 6 or 7 houses from mine. I had to park on a different street and I walked a short distance home. Let me say right now that everybody got out ok. Nobody hurt. The house that burned was a fairly large wooden apartment house. Basically a big box with a flat roof. About 40 years a similar structure right next door burnt to the ground. The lot is now occupied by a small brick apartment building. You will see it in some of the pictures I took.
This and the next few shot were taken from my next door neighbors third floor porch.
I later walked down for some closer shots.
This was not the blog I was originally going to do but at least I have one on the back burner. I also have some video but but I haven't looked at it yet and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I'm writing this 12:55 am. Maybe tomorrow I get some shots of the building. I'm going to watch Craig Fergeson then go to sleep.
I'm outta here.