Monday, February 3, 2014

Fire and Ice #2

 Early morning blaze at Mount Albert Fire Hall

When I titled yesterday's Mosiac Monday post,  I had no idea there would be a Fire and Ice post #2, but sadly there is. Sunday morning (yesterday), one of East Gwillimbury's fire halls went up in flames. The fire hall is a write off.

 Fire fighter and hose, seen through smoke

My point-and-shoot's zoom lens came in handy since, of course I couldn't get in very close.

Street blocked off for obvious reasons

Although  six vehicles (including a brand-new million dollar pumper) have been lost,  there have been no reported injuries, which is a blessing.

Smoke billowing over the rooftops as seen from the nearby provincial highway

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48 comments:

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots...but awful news.

llandudnopictures said...

Very dramatic shots, good news that no one was injured.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Excellent photos... well captured...

thanks

Andy said...

I saw it on the TV news. All the fire trucks were lost in the fire. At least no one was hurt.

Stewart M said...

I think you know you are having a bad day if the fire station burns down!

Hope nobody was hurt.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Revrunner said...

Wow! The loss of an entire fire station will take time to replace.

Buttons said...

Oh I seen this on our news and thought of you it is very sad. Your photos are incredible. Hug B

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wow- I wonder what caused that? Dramatic shots- and how awful!

Kate said...

Some spectacular photos of a very sad event!

Sandra said...

so sorry to hear this, but you do know how much I love that first fire shot

Jeanne said...

Great shots, but what a terrible event this is. So glad though that no one was hurt!

see you there! said...

Wow, the fire house itself burned down? That just seems strange. Sure happy there were no injuries.

Darla

Lowell said...

Fabulous post and that first shot is very dramatic. Winter fires are so difficult to fight - I really feel for the firefighters!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's shocking. I hope the fires weren't deliberately lit ? Its a sad fact that so many are. Perfectly documented here EG.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a terrible loss to the community! You got some terrific shots. Thankfully, no one was injured!

LONDONLULU said...

You captured some amazing reportage, but what a sad loss. So much gone at once.

Penelope Postcards said...

A fire at a fire station is something I have never heard of before. Shocking to think that such a thing could happen and thank goodness no one was hurt. It will be interesting to learn how it got started.

TexWisGirl said...

i wasn't sure what a fire hall was, but your explanation of the vehicles lost made it clear it was what we call a fire station or fire house. that is truly sad.

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh, this is truly horrible! So very sorry.

Judy said...

How awful! I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt but what a terrible loss to the community!
You got some very good shots though.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh no! How uncanny that your previous post was called fire and ice. Glad that no lives were lost. Things can be replaced.

RedPat said...

I thought of you when I saw it on the news. Such a horrible thing!

Karen said...

Ya, I saw it on the news and thought of you too! So sad, but at least no one was hurt!

edenhills said...

So sad. Glad there weren't injuries.

Halcyon said...

What terrible news. But I have to admit, your photos are really good! THe fire and ice are beautiful together, though destructive.

Gemma Wiseman said...

So strange to see smoke and fire and snow together. A tragic scenario but it generates an awesome photo like the first one.

cieldequimper said...

Scary. :-(

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I am sure they did not expect to be putting out a fire at their own stations however you managed great dramatic shots of the action.

Stuart said...

That's gotta be embarrassing to the FD... not to mention a huge financial loss.

Icy BC said...

Fantastic shots of the blaze and ice..but it's sort of ironic!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Unbelievable! Losing the building and the equipment will be quite a blow to this community.Thankful that no one was hurt.Equipment can be replaced but lives cannot.

Photo Cache said...

very nice photo coverage. very sad though. btw, what is a fire hall?

Robyn Goddard said...

Oh no! Small Town and Rural Fire Departments are very important to the community.

Glad that no one was hurt and hope your town and community can recover from this loss.

Linda W. said...

A fire house destroyed by fire....oh the irony! Sad to hear of this loss.

Randy said...

That's too bad.

Stephanie said...

Great shots but not great news.

Carver said...

Very dramatic shots. Good to hear no one was hurt.

Rose said...

Great captures, but sure sad not a good thing to get to capture. Blessing though that no one was injured.

Lady Lilith said...

I am so sorry to hear. That must have been horrible to whiteness.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful coverage. I am surprised to seethe blazing fire even in winter.

Pat Tillett said...

When your fire house burns down, things are not going very well. It must be hard to fight any fire when the water you are using starts to freeze.

eileeninmd said...

It is amazing that the firehouse burned down. Sad to loose all the trucks and equipment. But, very good that no one was hurt.

Kerri Farley said...

Very sad!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is so sad. Your are volunteer firefighters, aren't they?
My ex-husband had a heart attack and there were 12 first responders there for my poor daughter, who happened to be visiting.
She told her step-mom to call 911, but she has dementia and didn't know how. What a tough week for my kids. I'm just wrestling with hubby's catheter. sigh.

Elisa Nievas said...

Super pics, but sad news!
Have a nice day.
Elisa

Elisa Nievas said...

Super pics, but sad news!
Have a nice day.
Elisa

Sue said...

Somehow, fire and snow seem like they shouldn't coexist.

Sorry about the fire house.

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kelley jensen said...

wow, that's quite the series of shots. I especially like the first one.

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