Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Where's There's Smoke....
.... there's fire. And this time was no exception.
I was walking down the hall in my office this morning, when a client of someone else in there came up to me and (quite calmly, actually) said: The building right next door to you at the end of this one is on fire. You might want to grab anything you need, as you'll probably need to leave soon.
So, I grabbed my briefcase, all the money in my office that hasn't yet gone to the bank, my phone and my keys, and headed out to my truck. Oh yeah.... and the donut that was wrapped in my a paper towel that was in my hand at the time. Turned from stashing it all on the front seat, and this is what I saw. Tons of smoke, but no flames. Five or six fire engines, the Tactical Response truck, five police cars, numerous fire and police personnel. No news vans, however.
And one REALLY TALL police officer. No kidding, he must have been at least 7 feet tall!
Here's some more pictures, so you can share in my excitement!
The fire engines actually were surrounding the building, so it felt like we were in a big circle. This was only about half of the total number of emergency personnel present.
If you look closely in this next one, off to the left you can see the REALLY TALL police officer!!
They even had a couple of fire fighters on the roof, using big axes and other chopping tools to cut it open!
Fortunately, everyone got out of those offices right away, so there were no casualties. And it never even got close to our office, so we had to go back in and get back to work. But, it was a lot of excitement this morning!
And when I called Coach to tell him, what was his response?
Did anyone think to bring marshmallows?