Posted by University resident, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Yep, it is two doors down from us. Pretty big and the entire roof has gone but the fire department got there quickly and seem to be getting it under control. I was told that it started out as a kitchen fire.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 8:50 pm
It looked terrifying. I always just feel terrible when I think of coming home and seeing a crowd around my house and all my belongings and stuff gone ... what a horrendous experience that would be. Let's hope it's just "stuff" as George Carlin would say, and that there are no casualties and everyone is OK.
University Resident, do you know the address or what kind of building it was. When I looked on Google Maps they are all screwed up oddly enough. I wonder if they scramble the maps when there is an emergency ... not the maps, the street view. I thought it was around Seneca on University?
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm
That sounds about the right location, I had to detour around Seneca going right at University about half an hour or so ago and the big evergreen green was flaming at the top and sparking off to the left.
Glad you were not affected, though I imagine many were. What a shame. What a crummy way to have your day ruined. I hope they at least stopped if before it did too much damage.
Posted by University resident, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm
Fire trucks are still outside and still a fair amount of activity but the fire seems to be gone now. Don't know which side you live in but the people in the building between us and the fire were let back in some time ago.