i was fully expecting to see the burger king on fire as i approached it i honestly couldn't believe what i was seeing....
i have NEVER seen anything like this in my life ~ i hopped out of my car and all i could think was "IS THERE ANYONE IN THERE???" it was paralyzing....you're sitting there watching people lose EVERYTHING they have which is bad enough but as fire rips through and you are standing there you are wondering if people are losing their lives
i know they say it on tv and in the movies about how fast fire can run through a house but let me tell you it's faster than anything you can imagine....when i got there they fire i think had just started i watched it rip through the apartment complex in what seemed an instant and this was the BACK of the apartment
there were people lined up on both sides of the road...i can't honestly think of the words to describe what i was thinking as i sat there...everyone kept looking around at each other with this "OMG is THIS really and truly happening?????"
i moved to the front of the apartment complex and it was GONE! the roof was totally collapsed and there in the middle of this smoke and chaos stands a lone fireman in a bucket battling the fire....(no you can't see him - YET)
and there he is ~ if you look at the pictures you can see the smoke turn from BLACK to GRAY to WHITE - thanks to their amazing efforts this was the only complex that was lost...
unfortunately - after further investigation the conclusion was horrific
a meth lab exploded (the 3 grown men made it out alive) the 19 year old and 4 year old they left in there to save themselves didn't make it out nor did their neighbor
life changing and for 3 life ending
how do you leave your daughter/niece/girlfriend and a 4 year old in an apartment??
it was one of those moments I will NEVER forget