Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Complex Fire

As stated on the local Fox News:

A fire destroyed a Midvale apartment complex Saturday. The fire happened at 8 a.m. at Brighton Place Apartments. The Midvale fire department arrived at the scene quickly, but not fast enough to salvage the complex. Residents first heard an explosion then saw flames ignite from an empty unit. Not all of the units were damaged, but at least two dozen families were displaced because the building is no longer safe. There are no leads as to what caused the fire.

 

How can something like this happen in the same apartment complex, and I find out the news from my kid's bus driver? Then again, if it happened at 8 AM on a Saturday... high chances are I was sleeping. And it's a big apartment complex. Can't even see that building from where we are. We noticed a couple emergence vehicles that morning, but didn't know what happened. Today I saw a cop car and a news vehicle. The latter gave me the idea to check out the news online. Guess it's been a while since I turned on the news...

 

Apparently two teenager boys were the heroes here. They woke the rest of the building, making sure everyone got out. Could have been a lot worse.

4 musings:

Just_Me said...

Glad that you're safe!

Mary said...

It made me glad we have renter's insurance, and that I use an online backup for my computer. I know those involved lost a lot. I'm grateful to have been far enough away to find out about the fire second-hand rather than first.

PJ Hoover said...

That's actually really amazing.
Glad all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

I got into your comments to ask you if you have renters insurance! You're on the ball. Love, Joey