Fire, 100111

I was about to go to a secondhand bookstore yesterday when I saw some smoke rising in the distance. Decided to check it out, though since the police had diverted the nearby traffic I had to walk two blocks to get close. Turned out a paint store on Gejayan street was caught on fire. When I got there the fire has already somewhat been subdued (these days, leave it to people with camera phones to get the quickest scoop), but nevertheless here's some pictures I took.








        The city garden department will be pretty pissed when they found out.




The show's best seat.



At this point I noticed Naga was also there (he could be seen in the far right side in the above frame), knowing how he always gets very close he'll likely have some interesting images of the event.





I don't have the slightest idea of how firefighters really operate and coordinate with each others, but the way I see it it seems like something along the line of "get all the firetrucks you can find and jam it in one place." There were probably 4-5 firetrucks yesterday with the addition of a pair of police riot-control trucks which I thought was pretty redundant for dealing with one building, not to mention most of them came pretty late into the action. As I said, the fire was pretty much tamed by the time I got there. The aerial ladder truck actually came the latest, and after extending its ladder high it just sat there for about 20 minutes before finally pulling it back down without doing a single thing other than putting a show for everyone to see. Still, better be prepared than not, I guess. And it probably had to do with how we didn't have a decent city hydrant systems, not as far as I know anyway. They had to go back and forth from a nearby small river to get water.


And seriously, could you believe these girls?                          







In the end, thankfully nobody got hurt and the fire didn't spread to the surrounding buildings. Despite what I said, these men really manage to get the job done.

11 comments:

Sayoga said...

kok sempetnya itu si mbak berpose kaya gitu, miris liatnya...

krishna said...

sumpah deh... itu si mbak2 ga banget!
btw, nice story wid...

yoyok said...

walah, si mbak dua itu memang hillarious ! :))

syukurlah ga ada korban jiwa
tapi yang punya toko ya... :(

Nugi said...

hmm.. i smell photojournalism.

Anonymous said...

coba gak ada fotografer pasti mbaknya ga sadar kamera...
kok sempetnya foto2 to dek gak bantuin madamin api...

Wanderer said...

wah apik-apik
yang ada polisinya keren

Wid said...

@Nugi: Naah, if this were photojournalism I would try to provide a more detailed report... at what time it started, why it happened, who owned the store, how much damage was done etc. Which I didn't, because I'm too lazy.

In fact, the only reason I even took pictures at all was because I happened to stumble upon it and thought it would be interesting to watch. If I knew about it from somewhere else I wouldn't even bother getting up to go there. ;)

jiang D said...

foto ke 7 bagus ... bener ya itu naga ...

Karolus Naga said...

hell yeah darling, one more hour they will put the sign that says "WISATA KEBAKARAN" ...

damn those parks used to beautiful and yes the fireman works really hard just to pop the lader up ...

1,2 billion budget for show off only ... hahaha

ronnydm said...

apik...
yg ada orang pakai helm sambil motret paling suka...

Greg said...

wew..itu toko cat yang ada di pojokan traffic lights Jl. Gejayan yah?
wah..iye, sempet2nya si mbaknya itu pose fesbuk.. :D