Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Burning Down the House

Sunday's excitement was suppose to be a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit at Ginny's place. However, a phone call from Cynthia changed the focus of the evening. Cynthia called over telling us that one of the buildings in Palagi Village was on fire. Fire!?! We all dashed over to see what was going on. One of the offices in our neighborhood caught fire. I am not sure what the office does. The signs states it the "CFIDD" but then below it is listed as the Community Parent Resource Center. Not sure how the acronym CFIDD translates into the Community Parent Resource Center, but let us focus on the important stuff, like the fact the building was on fire. We could only see smoke coming from the building, but it did not look good. The fire department did react swiftly to get the fire out. However, we were concerned when three of the four trucks drove away while smoke was still coming out from the building. In the end, the last truck restarted its hose and put the fire out. YEAH. I tried to capture the action, but a moonless night, with bright flashing lights made my camera freak out.It is hard to make out, but while the fire department is hosing down the roof, an employee of the power company is on top of the roof looking around. We were waiting for the water to knock him down, luckily it did not. The outside of the building looks okay, but the inside is a bit of a disaster. After the fire was put out, we called the Trivial Pursuit game a draw and went to bed - too much excitement for one night.

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