03/13/12 175 W - + 5 - 2 Kid with a Camera (and a Mom) and a Two Homes Ablaze in Loudoun County, VA

Here's your morning fire video, from Statter911. Two homes that burned in Loudown County, VA, on Saturday. The footage is unique as its shot by a young kid who has to contend with his mother's cautions and admonitions.1 It's also expectedly dramatic pre-arrival footage, with the second of two closely space homes soon catching fire. Dave also offers a strong opinion about modern home building techniques. Twelve reader comments so far. Read his posting.

1There's a future blog posting if there ever was one. What's the appropriate demeanor to exhibit when watching such simultaneous exciting and tragic events as a fully-involved house fire? We are indeed a century past the days when newspapers reported the enthusiasm of crowds watching such scenes. They'd bring out chairs and picnic lunches and brag about "that was a good show." Of course, such viewing also took place at certain Civil War battles, if memory serves. Perspectives change over time.

MOM: “its not funny”
KID: “I never said it was”
Brian - 03/15/12 - 14:40

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