Around Town – Chicago Fire Department

I need to increase my level of being a nosey neighbor.   As I sat watching a marathon of Chrisley Knows Best (I hate reality TV but this show is hilarious and my guilty pleasure), I heard popping that sounded like fire crackers.  I immediately thought,”today is Memorial Day and not the 4th of July and these fools are out here popping firecrackers.”  Minutes later I’m fussing because fire trucks are so loud that I can barely hear the TV.  Then I hear water.  Still fussing, I can’t understand why my mom’s neighbor is watering his grass for such a long time.  At least that’s what I thought was happening.  My mom looks out the window and sees tons of people and three fire trucks.  Then my nosiness kicks in and I go outside to see, across the street, the garage and SUV inside, both on fire.

It’s hot outside, the fire is hot and they have on hot gear.  But still these firemen worked hard to get this fire under control, before it could spread to anymore homes.  They controlled the hoses, chopped the garage down, tended to the garage next door as smoke escaped from beneath its roof.  Within 30 minutes, the fire was out, the SUV was burned to a crisp, the garage was torn down, and the neighborhood was safe again.

Thank you Chicago Fire Department for your hard work, today.  The people of Chicago will forever be grateful for commitment to service and safety.

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BTW…CFD should you need a freelance photographer, I’m available to tag along (and be nosey) on your fire calls.

 

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