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No Smoke Without Fire

By Jmag60
We were just taking our dog for a walk and as we turned the corner a huge plume of black smoke started rising skywards. It looked as if it was coming from a nearby school.... I rushed on ahead (well as fast as I could go in the wheelchair...top speed 4mph). I got to the path behind the school and eventually got through the crowd of school children who had gathered to see if their school was about to burn down!!!!
The fire was not in the main school building but in a storage building in the grounds of the school, I got a few shots of the fire before the sound of the approaching fire engine could be heard.
When they arrived the fire was quickly under control, the surrounding children closed in for a closer look, I eventually got through them to a gate where I could get some other shots.

V2 Fire under control
V3 Trying to get a shot through locked gate
V4 A gap on the left of the gate
V5 Camera zoomed in as close as I could get... dampening down in process!

Excitement over we continued with walking the dog!!!!

Thanks to all that have taken the time to view, vote, comment and given UA's on my previous uploads. All very much appreciated.

Stay safe and well,
John Grin


Tags: Photo journalism Fire Smoke School Fireman Locked gate

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Comments


9 Aug 2022 9:39PM
Such a great sequence John. What a relief it was quickly under control and no one was hurt. It’s so green where you are. Our grass is scorched and tinder dry.

Karen
9 Aug 2022 9:49PM
What a day out John excellent set Lin
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2022 10:53PM
Thank heavens all ended well! Super set John!

Kath
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
9 Aug 2022 11:12PM
Super reportage---
you were the on the spot reporter!
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
9 Aug 2022 11:45PM
Go reportage series, John. Good to be on the scene with all the action going on. The final image, I feel is the strongest of the set, with the fencing sharp but the firemen out-of-focus, it gives it a feeling of action and urgency.
Ian.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2022 12:09AM
Very dramatic shot...
Isabel
10 Aug 2022 4:01AM
You were in the right place at the right time….and a great piece of journalism here, John.

Peter
10 Aug 2022 7:39AM
Fires we do not need at the moment. A wonderful report of the event taking place. Glad you were ok. Debs
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2022 8:00AM
great reportage work hope everyone was okay
bnest wishes
Steve
10 Aug 2022 9:55AM
Great sequence set, John and the perfect title.

John Smile
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
12 Aug 2022 9:07PM
Great reportage set. I think V5 deserves its own uoload,
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 5:45PM
A well taken set..........Hold the front page!Smile
ivor
Mike_Smith Plus
15 982 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2022 3:47PM
As above great sequence of shots of the event

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