Pretty amazing video actually - something blows up @ 2:30 not sure what?





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Published on Jun 24, 2012

Thankfully, nobody was hurt. The wind turned this thing into an inferno. It was 5 pm and the end of a hot (31C) day and there was a pretty strong land breeze affecting the area. The fire grew FAST and was super hot. I could feel the radiant heat quite strongly from where I stood, about 100M from the house.

Watching the flames engulf something so familiar was unsettling. Dogs barked out the cries of their owners, who stood slack-jawed and motionless, much like myself. Some women wiped away tears, while most of the men stood by stoically, making ominous predictions whilst confirming their recent suspicions with head-shaking and words like "Whoa" or "There it goes." Children were visibly upset, most of them crying and wailing aloud, while teenagers ran or biked around excitedly, talking amongst themselves about how crazy this was while taking every opportunity they could to insert profanity into their accounts in order to underline the seriousness of the event. No doubt, for most of the people watching that day, this wasn't just a non-fatal house fire, to be reckoned with mostly by insurance companies and lawyers. I think that this fire must have appeared to the residents of this neighborhood much as I suspect it to did the children and the dogs; that is as a monster, eating a neighborhood whole, in real life.

I have a new appreciation for the responsibility of fire fighters for sure. Thanks to the men and women who contained this beast so that a neighborhood could be saved to be rebuilt and thrive in peace again.

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