start of the blaze

Feeling the Heat of Today's Big Fire

It started with four speeding fire trucks passing our window outside of the offices of RYZ Wear ( We heard the sirens but did not realize that the action was just outside of our doors.
Upon smelling the smoke, we hurried out to the street to find the scene - four trucks, a police car, scrambling to get ready for what looked like a substantial firefight.
As the smoke got thicker, the firefighters increased their intensity and battle of the flames...four ladder trucks arrived, unleashing their liquid pressure on the collapsing building.
A great job by both Portland Police and Firefighters - these guys really earned their pay today...

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