March 22, 2007

The Lost (Fire) Posts, No. 3: Workshop fire


I was working late one Monday night, getting ready for production day the next day, when nearby companies were toned for a barn fire.


My response was quick, and I was on the scene shortly after the fire departments. The key was that I was there before they got water on the fire, because once they did that, there wasn't much to get photos of.


This one was a cold one, just over 20 degrees. I talked to officials and the owner of the building, which was an old summer kitchen that now served as the woodworking shop that was the man's livelihood. When I got back to the office, I had enough for a quick story.

If I had been home when this call was given, I would have been more than 30 minutes away, and would have had little to show in my photos.

Posted by JRC at March 22, 2007 06:08 PM | TrackBack