Saturday, October 25, 2008
There will be no regular blog post for Sunday. Friday night/Saturday morning we had a structure fire to fight. The call came in at midnight:15 and I did not get home until 8 am.
We were incredibly lucky. We got there and the house was engulfed in flame (no one had a camera, damn it) and surrounded by trees with all sorts of logs, brush and slash on the ground but there was zero wind. So it was hours of work but I would say essentially no danger of spreading.
As the house disintegrated though there were pieces of house all over with nails, bolts and screws but no one was hurt. Additionally there was one room in the basement with cans of paint and roofing tar but there was never a color of smoke or flame to indicate danger from those things.
It was my first structure fire, the longest I'd ever worked on one fire and as has often been the case I was the incident commander. It was a great learning experience but needless to say it has messed up my entire weekend. I did no work during the day on Saturday and am just now getting to Barron's.
Normal blogging should resume Monday, thanks for your indulgence.