Monday, April 28, 2008
Driving northbound on I-35, we saw a cloud of black smoke billowing up from Southwest Blvd. earlier this morning. As we drew closer it was apparent one of the buildings was ablaze. Turns out this building was to be the site of a new restaurant scheduled to open in May. We guess that's not going to happen now.
The fire department had not yet arrived on the scene when we drove past. The entire roof seemed to be on fire. From one angle it even looked like the fire had spread to the roof of the neighboring building. We would later find out this was not the case.
Wanting to get some good shots of the scene, we went back to the office and grabbed our camera gear. By the time we returned, the fire had been extinguished. It couldn't have been more than ten minutes from first seeing the blaze.
We were amazed that the fire department was able to bring things under control so quickly. That is, until we reviewed the few shots we took of the aftermath.
I guess when you have a guy in the department that can take a leak like this guy, you can put a fire out much quicker than one might expect. (We don't even want to know what that guy bending over next to him is doing, though.)