Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a fire in farmingdale



























I just dropped my son at the library when I noticed billowing clouds of smoke rising up over farmingdale in the distant sky yesterday. the fire must have just broke out since there wasn't a fire truck in sight. as I drove past the burning building I heard a man shouting in disbelief how quickly the fire took over the structure. go here if you'd like to see more of my pictures of the fire posted on the farmingdale patch website.
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20 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, that's not what we mean when we're stuck for photos for a certain letter and decide to wait until something comes along. Ouch.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Bibi said...

Very scary, and yes,fire moves very,very fast. Excellent candid capture.

Babzy said...

a scary scene !!

Lulu Post said...

oh no! fire!


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Isabel said...

Good shot and amazing image!

Roger Owen Green said...

fascinating; we have a business center at Farmingdale. I did fire too, btw.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So sad. Amazing that you were right there. Your photojournalism is amazing. The telephone poles look so white!

Marlene said...

So scary, great capture but it makes me very sad.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do hate to see fires and so much destruction so quickly, but great that you had your camera and was able to get such an amazing shot! Hope you have a great day, Lily!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Kim, USA said...

One thing that I am scared of is fire. It goes so quick that you don't have time to collect anything, just to run for your life.
ABC Wednesday-F

Anonymous said...

Luckily though the buildings there are very close to one another, it appears no other building was affected. Also no one was hurt in the fire. I feel for the owner. 5 fire departments responded. Great shot Lily.PGma

Daryl said...

F is also for Fabulous Foto .. you could have sold this to a newspaper or magazine ...

Jeni said...

Oh my goodness... sad to see! Awesome picture! You should photograph for the papers (maybe you do?)!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I got stuck in the traffic yesterday hours after it was over just trying to get to my haircut appt... that's some fire.

Kris

Christine H. said...

It must have moved very fast. Scary. Beautiful shot though.

Leslie: said...

Oh my gosh! You can certainly see how one would die quickly from smoke inhalation! What a awesome shot.

Leslie
ABCW Team

Kitty said...

Oh dear. I hope no one was hurt.
Did they figure out what caused the fire?

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks for all of your comments everyone.
I actually drove towards the fire because it was in a part of Farmingdale where my parents live. No one knows what caused it but thankfully no one was hurt!

Tumblewords: said...

That looks like a disaster in the making - glad to hear no one was injured! Terrific shot!

Christine said...

Disastrous yet I can't look away.