Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fire In Kingman

My blogging was interrupted tonight when we had a large smell of smoke in our house.  After determining our house was not on fire, we went outside to see a large orange glow in the sky, just to our south of our house.
It turns out that an occupied trailer home was on fire.  We went to the scene and arrived a couple of minutes after the first fire truck arrived.  We saw older man laying on the ground but was awake and talking.
What bothered me the most was that it took the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Dept. a long time to put water on the fire, at least 5-10 minutes, which for a paid, full time fire department is pretty pathetic.  It probably would not have made a difference in saving this structure but who knows what would happen if it really mattered or if someone's life was on the line.

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