deponti (deponti) wrote,
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deponti

All in the day's work for a firefighter...

AM had come home from the De Baliviere garage, where the installation of the new fare-boxes is under way. As she spoke on the phone, she looked out of the window, and in the conservancy lane parallel to our home, she noticed a fire in a dumpster:

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As we looked, the fire started taking hold:

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She immediately called 911...and we waited for the fire truck to arrive.

It seemed as if a fire cobra were consuming the dumpster...

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The fire engine arrived (I go past Fire Station no. 30 every day, on my walks, so I know it's very close by)...

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Here's a video of the firefighters hosing down the fire:



High-pressure water went into the dumpster:

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Soon, the fire was out. The firefighters (they told us later) looked in, and were relieved to find no incendiary substances..or a dead body...

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Here are some of the fighters:

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Their work done, they accepted our thanks, and drove away.

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This was a simple job...but it could easily have been a dangerous and difficult one. My salute to the firefighters everywhere.
Tags: fire, home, photography, professionals, response, st louis, video, youtube
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