BHK and I were just going to bed last night (at about 1am) and we heard what we thought was a car alarm – BHK at first thought it was the love cube. After checking, it turned out to be a car horn. A moment later, we heard an explosion – BHK asked me if it was a gunshot – I thought it was a transformer blowing up – Then the fire trucks and police started up the road. As it turns out, a company vehicle caught fire a few doors down. The first two pictures below are compliments of the North Beach fire Department, the last is Newtcam during the first firetruck to go by – nice way to get a time stamp, I guess. (Chris next door forwarded me the article)
After that, BHK and I were up for a few hours, unable to sleep through the excitement – a police car called out to the lookie-loos to return to their residences – I tuned in to the Police/ Fire scanner for SOMD while BHK looked outside at the billowing smoke.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
WHILE UNITS WERE CLEARING A MEDICAL CALVERT ADVISED RESCUE-1 THAT A LOCAL ASSIGNMENT WAS BEING ALERTED ON THE MAIN CHANNEL FOR AN AUTO FIRE ON 2ND STREET NB.
FIRE CAPTAIN DILLON AOL TO FIND A VA N WELL ON ITS WAY. RESCUE-1 MADE QUICK WORK OF THE FIRE. UNITS CLEARED SHORTLY AFTER. THE TOWER ENDED UP OVER IN SHADY SIDE JUST A WHILE LATER FOR THE REPORTED DWELLING FIRE.