Sunday, January 20, 2008

I, my hair and clothes, and my house all smell like smoke. I would probably smell less like smoke if I hadn't gone out into the street to watch a nearby house burn. Local drama today! I didn't really see the house itself, it's around the corner and tucked in behind a house in our street. But there was an awful lot of smoke covering the neighbourhood...

I don't know a lot about what happened, but since half the population of the suburb was out on the street, we exchanged theories. I did hear somebody say the residents of the house were not at home and nobody was injured. An ambulance was there, but with no lights or noise and no fuss and bother. Probably just a precaution.

So that was today's excitement for the area. I have heard it said, and honestly, that if you ever need assistance you should yell "FIRE!!!". You can yell for help until you're blue in the face, but everybody turns out for a good fire.


Keshi said...

OMG thats freaky!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to get off topic, here is that quote I promised you.
Cheers, Andrew.

Humour [is] something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations.
There is more logic in humour than in anything else. Because, you see, humour is truth.
-Victor Borge

Stace said...

Keshi - it's a bit weird, happening right over the road :)

Thanks Andrew :) I'll try to remember it.

lee said...

yeah, that's right -they always reckon that instead of yelling rape (for example) that you should always yell fire. Not long back there were a couple of fire engines pulled up at a nearby home here, they were taking a big hose in there but I couldn't see any smoke or fire-that was so very disappointing ;).

Menchie said...

It's great that nobody was hurt but I can imagine how tragic it is to lose most of your possessions in a fire.

Within Without said...

Hey, love the new look of your blog, especially that beauty pic up at the top and the new bigger type!

What is that pic, by the way?

And loved the pic of the fire.

And why aren't you at the Australian Open, reporting on it for us with a first-hand account?

Stace said...

Thanks WW. The pic at the top is a sunset in Budapest - I took the photo myself :)

I am not at the Australian Open because I don't really like tennis. I like playing a little bit, but watching it is rather dull to me!

Within Without said...

I agree, watching tennis is B-O-R-I-N-G! Kind of the way HE says he's bored by curling.

But you could hob-nob with all the hob-nobbers. Couldn't you?

Jewel said...

Glad to hear no one was injured in the fire, Stace. There have been sooo many home fires here in Ohio since the arrival of cold weather. Sadly, many lives have been lost. I believe it is mostly attributed carelessness in heating methods and so on.