Some of you may already be aware of my phobia about fire.
As mentioned previously,
every time I hear the siren of a fire truck,
I say "false alarm, false alarm, false alarm!!",
simply hoping that no one will come to harm.
I've said it often lately as sirens kept rushing by at all hours in the district.
I know for a fact that a vacant building was on fire recently.
It may have been empty but it is adjacent to a recent condo building
and another currently still under construction.
No harm there and it is still standing.
I wonder why they simply don't tear it down...
"Fire & Ice"
on my way to work while it was still very dark over the city,
a police car blocked off a street and I couldn't quite see what was going on further north
but it seemed obvious firemen were involved
but I saw no flames.
I went back during daytime only to see what had befallen some old buildings.
The structures were covered with ice
and one had totally collapsed
while another showed some damages.
People were on the roof of the one still standing,
either to secure the building and do emergency work on it,
or investigating the scene.
I have no idea as I couldn't clearly see if they had any kind of uniforms on.
One could say this house got through its trial by fire.
I hope it will make it.
This is a Google Map view of the street in its better days...
Given the position of the tree,
I presume that the whole section on the left is what collapsed
and that the bottom windows toward the center here
are the two vacant holes in the lower left corner of my first picture.
I hope everyone got out on time and unharmed.
To lose one's home is painful enough...
I found details on the web about the event.
15 people were evacuated...
All safe and sound!!
That's a relief!!