Monday, May 28, 2007

Destruction


These pictures are from a fire that started in a car in garage and quickly spread to the surrounding apartment building. This burned building is located behind the parking lot at our church. I am amazed how quickly the fire moved from the car to the building essentially destroying both. Luckily, no one was injured in this particular fire. However, the damage to the property is great.

8 comments:

willowtree said...

Whoa!

Beccy said...

What a lot of damage, I'm glad no one was hurt.

Margaret said...

I can't help but think of all of the belongings, memories, and special photos/trinkets that get destroyed in fires. I would be distraught.

debi said...

This picture brings back bad memories.When I was small our families best friends lived 3 houses down. While Mom was in hospt with a new baby the house burned to the ground. My Dad saved the little girl who was 3 but she later died in the ER. The body of my true love Jeffery, was found after the fire was put out. He had hid from the fire under his bed. The poor dad did all he could to save his kids. It was a water heater that caused the fire. I have never forgotten that and still make 2 checks of the house before leaving or going to bed.

gawilli said...

I hope at least the renter's had insurance. What a shame.

Pamela said...

married to a retired firefighter...

ref to Debi's comment ===such sorrow for them to find children hiding under beds...

Firemen get counseling after such incidents.

her indoors said...

that was one hell of a bad fire, glad that no one was hurt, so sorry for debi that is so sad

daddy d said...

That fire was chemistry with social significance. It was fast and big. Sad day it was.