Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Neighborhood House-fire

Well that didn't take long.  That is, emergency-readiness packets were delivered to all our neighborhood homes over this past weekend.  (When you read the materials, did you think you'd never need that sort of thing?)  Then today (Oct.31), one of our homes incurred a small fire... with sizable consequences.  One estimate suggested appx $10,000 damage.

(Click to watch video by Carmel Fire Dept)

Apparently, a wall-heater overheated.  In this case, thankfully residents were present and detected the issue in its early stages.  Carmel Fire Dept responded as well as a balanced response from Westfield Fire.  An interior wall and a roof-area had to be exposed to extinguish the fire.

One thoughtful (and prepared) neighbor distributed cold-water to responders.

Carmel Police closed neighborhood streets off from mall traffic during the incident.

photo credit Kim Brandt

Neighborhood residents gathered to watch the response, and after the fire was extinguished, the fire crew accommodated photos with young would-be responders. *smile*

Ok... back to the ClayTerrace emergency-readiness packets.  Let's see, maybe I should look through the packet more thoroughly?  I may even post the green reminder-sheet on my fridge as they suggested.  You know.  Just in case.

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