Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Fire!

OK, I admit, its hardly a scene from the film Back Draft but it was a bit of excitement, and I had my camera with me! No, its not one of those shops on fire. It was the bin! I was in a shop on the High Street and this panic stricken man came running in, wanting to know the name of the street so that he could phone the Fire Brigade. As I left the store, expecting to see the towering inferno, I was greeted by the sight of a few wisps of smoke coming out the waste bin. I guess that someone had dropped a cigarette in it. I hung around waiting for the Fire Brigade to arrive, camera in hand. I'm sure people thought I was some kind of arsonist, waiting to see the result of my crime. It wasn't me Gov'! Honest!

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16 comments:

Lori said...

You gave me a chuckle reading your description of the inferno! It looks like the firefighters had things under control very quickly. It was good you had your camera in hand!

brian said...

How careless of that smoker to discard his cigarette in a trashbin. (as an ex-smoker i can talk about them now) =) then again, it could also be spontaneous combustion!

Tash said...

good photos... I can just imagine you explaining if you were really a suspect, "Yes, you see I take photos of everything around me, sometimes 5 times of the same thing, for my photo blog, you know, a web log with pictures, & I'm part of a web club, you know, the Internet web, with daily picture posts & skies on Fridays. No, I really am serious...Yes, daily, for more than a year now & people from all over the world come by & look at my pictures ...yes, they like looking at pictures of fire-engines & firemen - always a crowd pleaser". ;)

Gail's Man said...

What a shame in a way that it wasn't the towering inferno, as you would be right there in the middle of the action. Obviously a case of no fire with smoke.

lynn said...

LOL this really made me giggle. This great big fire engine and a panic-stricken man for.... a smoking bin. he he. I should think one of the shopkeepers could have wandered out with a glass of water and achieved the same result as these hunky men. Snigger. Great post Marley!

magiceye said...

hve always loved those fire engines!

Bibi said...

Thank goodness these guys are on the ball, unlike traffic policemen, who never seem to be around when you need them. My cousin was a volunteer fireman, and it's a tough job, so I can only imagine what the professionals go through.

Mo said...

A bit of overkill for a rubbish bin. I fear no-one knows how to deal with lifes everyday incidents anymore. Still a bit of excitment is great for photographers.

Rambling Round said...

Breaking news! And you were there!
Neat post.

Knoxville Girl said...

Oh pleeeese tell me the fire was in that tiny trash bin on the right! I'll be giggling all day!
Catching up on your photos again - I love the underpass shot, and the soft-focus of the arcade shot made it look like it was snowing inside. Tell the security guard to stuff it - one of my favorite mottos is "every day, do one brave thing - then run like hell."

Hilda said...

LOL! Wouldn't it have been less of a fuss to just ask for a pitcher of water from one of the shops and douse it himself? Oh, but we wouldn't have been treated to this post! ;D

babooshka said...

The thought had occured that maybe you were trying to create the image with a spot of arson. I like fireman. I will be looking in on the image a lot.If you feel that someone is lurking on your blog, you will know why. Sean Connery Time Bandits Fireman. Hose me down.

Boise Diva said...

It's the little kid in us that still is happy to see fire trucks!

Ms. Hays said...

Oh That was FUNNY - Thank you for putting a smile on my face - I needed that!!!

D.C. Confidential said...

Photos involving fire trucks and firefighters and fires are always a good photo challenge. The hard part, esp. in the case of a house fire, is not looking too voyeuristic or opportunistic in the face of someone's personal tragedy. In the case of the rubbish bin, though, I think you exercised adequate discretion and tact! ;-)

babooshka said...

Priddy!

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