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  1. orenda635

    orenda635 Ancient Guru

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    I was off today since it's exam time. I heard a fire truck go buy then I looked out the window to see a house on the next street over with billowing smoke coming out the windows. Of course, my first instinct was to grab my camera and check it out.

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    It was a smoky fire. No flames to see. They're the worst kind because firefighters don't know what to expect. A third truck pulled up shortly after I arrived.

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    First truck on the scene.

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    A Union Gas employee looks on at the house that caught fire. No outside structural damage but the top floor looks gutted. Perhaps that's where it started. With the amount of smoke, something was smoldering. I'm guessing electrical.

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    EMS crews check out one of smaller victims while concerned citizens look on. Everyone made it out safely.

    The fire is out. Now all that's left to do is clean up. I smell like bacon now.
     
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    JACK4HIRE Ancient Guru

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    I always hated going to fire calls. There is nothing quite like seeing someone especially a child who burned to death though most just dies of smoke inhalation. It is always good when everyone makes it out okay.

    Those are some good shots. What kind of camera were you using?
     
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    orenda635 Ancient Guru

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    I was using a Nikon Coolpix 5600. I took about 20 shots and those were the best. A lot were blurred. I hate auto-focus cameras but my SLR is out of film.

    There seems to have been a lot of fires in my town lately. Just a few weeks ago, the local newspaper's offices burned in a massive fire. It is a rough thing to go through. Happened to one of my mom's friends about seven years ago. Faulty wiring. A bad circuit breaker overheated and set the wall smoldering. Gutted the basement and most of the first floor. They were lucky to escape. Took them almost a year to rebuild. Their house still smells like smoke to this day.
     
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    JACK4HIRE Ancient Guru

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    My neighbors house right next door caught on fire while they were out about 7 years ago. I turned on our sprinklers in the yard and aimed them at our house and roof to keep it from burning as embers from the neighbors house were being carried over by the wind. Dirty laundry next to a furnace was the cause of the fire. It is usually the simple things that start house fires. Intoxicated and smoking cigarettes are probably one of the top causes of fires in this state especially in villages where alcohol and drug abuse abound.
     

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    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    Do they know how it originally started?
     
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    We probably won't know until at least Friday. The local paper only gets printed on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Small fires like that rarely make the Toronto TV news casts. I only saw one local reporter on scene. Just took a couple of pictures and left.
     
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    Some dumbass two weeks ago (the night before my birthday) lit fire to these rubish bags just sitting on the other side of the street, so at 12.30 at night these fire trucks are ****en roaring down the street and put this fire out and my window is like right on the street, so all I could see is flashing lights and all I could hear is these freaken fire trucks! We found out a couple of days ago (from my friend who lives down the street) said these guys had a party (like they do every sat night) and the guys that lit fire to it were from the party, two days ago all the guys in that house got kicked out :D
     
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    orenda635 Ancient Guru

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    Dang...that sucks for the homeowners....Good to hear that no one was injured...:)
     
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    Old thread, why'd you bump this thing up? :S
     

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    Exactly what I was thinking lol.
     

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