Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday happenings in town

A big loss to our down town Sunday evening when a Historic landmark building was destroyed by fire.
I was sitting outside reading last night when I looked to the west and thought I was seeing a big wind gust blowing dust around.Being about 1 1/2 blocks from there I soon saw it was smoke not dust. About that time I also heard the fire department being paged out as well.Being the curious person I am I walked uptown to see smoke pouring from the building.
These pictures were taken early into the blaze and do not show how heavy the smoke became.Soon flames were shooting out of the second floor windows.
I have no idea how many departments ended up helping with the blaze but I know it was nonstop sirens coming into town.
The building was home to a Curves for Women and a wonderful Hallmark store.A clothing store suffered heavy smoke damage but the structure was saved. Also a near buy grocery store was continually watered down to keep from catching fire.
This historic building once was home to a hospital,Hotel and apartments.
Happy to report I have heard of no serious injuries.
It is sad to know a huge space will now be left on our main street in our small town.


Steffie B. said...

how sad......have a great week my little stud muffin! ;)


verna said...

Wow, that will make a big impact on OC. Maybe the city will do something to put in a replica or something. Have a great 4th!!

Janet said...

Sorry to hear about that. We just had one go down here in Alberta too...unless you ARE in're really that sneaky, aren't you......

OH MY #6 said...

this is awful.


redmaryjanes said...

I am glad to hear that no one was hurt, but sorry that a landmark was damaged. Fire is so destructive.