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Much Ado Friday

Friday's are quiet days at the office, as everyone is working to catch up their paperwork of the past week. I was typing a letter when my boss came running past my desk with the shocking question of where to find the closest fire extinguisher. He said the dumpster behind the building was on fire. We had to break the glass to get to the extinguisher, where upon he ran out the back door to try his hand at putting out the fire. Smoke billowed up but after emptying the tank into the depths of the can, smoke still poured forth. The fire department had been called, but the police arrived first. One , then two, then three cars pulled up the scene, each with an extinguisher in the at the ready. The police in turned emptied their three onto the fire to no avail. And we waited, still, for the fire truck.

When the big red truck arrived they were unable pull into our driveway, so had to drag a hose across the fence from the property next door.

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Firetruck

It didn't take long to put the fire out, as they pumped water on it from the truck and raked through the trash to make sure the fire was totally out. 

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The diversion was welcome, but too short, and before long, we were back at our desks catching up with paperwork and hoping for another diversion that would take us outdoors, once again, into the beauitful day. 

Comments

So did someone set the fire or was it spontaneous combustion? Love the shot of the fire truck with the mountain in the background!

What a dramatic end to your week!

What an exciting (and, not serious) event!!!!!

Wow! That's a lot of excitement for an office . . . on a Friday! So glad your boss caught it before something MORE exciting happened.

Do they have any idea how the fire started!?

Wow, what an amazing view from your parking lot.

Yikes! Glad he caught it before it spread.

I see someone always has a camera with her! Nice work.

Nice view over the top of the fire truck! It looks like a gorgeous day, though I know you'd like to see a lot more snow on them there hills! :)

What caused that? Spontaneous ;) human combustion. Good grief.

Great photo op of the drama and a trip outside! Looks like it would have been pretty well contained in the dumpster. Hopefully the FD responds a bit quicker with house fires.

Exciting stuff, just when all of you were contemplating your paperwork and weekend plans. It did look like a beautiful day. Just look at that sky!

Like Carole said - that photo with the truck and the mountains is beautiful! You should send a framed copy to the department!

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