Monday, December 15, 2008

I've never seen a blazing car fire in person

And, thanks to my shitty camera phone, neither have you. But here's what it kind of looked like outside my office window a few minutes ago:

The entire passenger section and the open hood were engulfed in flames of apocalyptic proportion before the firefighters arrived. And I was amazed how quickly they put it out ... and how much blinding smoke and steam their work generated.

We didn't notice the car—which looks like it might have been a cab when it woke up this morning—until it was pretty far gone, and from our windows we don't see any signs of a driver or passengers. As I type this, the fire is out and the firefighters look like they're trying to open the trunk to find goodness only knows what. And if there were bodies in the car—not that it looks like anyone could tell—nobody seems to be working to get them out.

I'll google this later tonight and see what else I can find out.

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