08/09/09 150 W, 1 I - + 8 - 7 Baltimore Rowhouse Burns, The Video


For your Sunday morning viewing, Dave Statter surfaces this YouTube video of a Baltimore rowhouse that burned about a month ago on East 22nd Street. There's two minutes of footage, showing heavy fire from the second story of an end unit, and filmed beginning about 45 seconds before the first apparatus arrive. Good ladder placement!

The well-shot clip also features some exceptionally colorful narration. As Dave notes, "you are warned that the words spoken on this clip may not be for children and those who are easily offended." You might not even get to eat your gosh-darned donut!

But seriously, it's a good example of the citizen's viewpoint, and how seconds feel like minutes when you're watching an emergency unfold. Watch the video and read about the fire. Or click over to the YouTube version, to read reader comments over there.
 


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