last night (or tonite? havent been to bed yet) wednesday night!
our volunteer fire dept got a call about a old restaurant here in townsend (old landmark) had smoke coming out of it, the restaurant had been closed for years, and even tho a tubing company had taken it over (which has been closed for two years now), the locals still refer to it as the old restaurant
just as we got there, we could see the fire, and of course started doing our thing…putting it out
within 3-5 minutes the house was completely engulfed in flames, my first mission (believe it or not) was to put fire out, and of course thinking the whole time..man i need to get shots of this!! (yes, im addicted to photography), but as we had some backup come in, and it was my time to take a break…straight for the camera i went
and grabbed over a 100shots, going around the building
we were there getting this completely out to where it was safe to leave until 1am.
talk about a total rush, meanwhile feeling a sadness as a townsend landmark is now rubble
this shot was published in the Knox News Sentinal on Jan. 25,2008 :) , Knoxville Tn’s largest newspaper.
This shot was also published in the 9-1-1 magazine for the August, September and October 2009 issue.