when i was heating up some taquitos for dinner tonight, i smelled something that was definitely not my cooking. some debris (from the roofing work behind us) was on fire in the alley behind our building .

i made a quick call to 911 to let them know about the fire, and shortly afterwards the building’s fire alarm started going off. my fiancée celia had just closed all of our windows that face the alley, so we grabbed some essentials on our way out the door, and watched the firefighters put out the fire, which was really putting out an impressive amount of smoke by now.

thanks to the firefighters from station #9 (our skid row station — the captain had the shirt), some of whom are still blowing smoke out of the lower floors.

(i didn’t have the presence of mind to grab my camera, even though it was right next to my keys, so no pictures.)


Gotta give those guys credit. They perform like the FDNY on 9/11 heroics everyday, but get so little recognition. By night the "Day" fire still burns brightly in the passes and canyons of LA/Ventura. Fire runs wild like a tiger. Leaping high into the wind, who dares rattle the cage ?

Whitman Lam, Goodnight y'all don't be an insomniac like me.

» Whitman Lam (link) » september 30, 2006 1:03am

I want to know about the fire in the school because maybe some of my relative goes their.

» Laken Nelson (link) » december 22, 2006 7:50am

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