December 17th, 2008

eep, meep

Fireballs! Exploding gas tanks (without Raines attached to them, alas)

Since I posted about the burning bus, here's the other fire last week, the day I picked up Ashley. This one took out a huge hardware store a couple of suburbs away from me. A shopper smelled smoke and told the staff to get out; everyone escaped including the staff member in the toilets at the time, which was lucky as all the gas tanks they had for sale then started exploding--yes, there really were fireballs. They think it was arson. I'm posting because I happened to find a great set of images here.

The first is my favourite, but I especially admire numbers 6, 7, and 10, which shows a fireman against roiling smoke--and a pohuhukawa tree in full bloom.