My apartment building was on fire yesterday! New article here. 3 apartment units are completely destroyed, 5 injured and 120 fireman on scene.
Around 4:45PM I was talking by phone when I heard bell ringing, but I didn’t realize that it was fire alarm. I didn’t do anything until I approached the window and heard a lot of noise outside and burned stuffs falling from sky. Okay… I got it! the 9 or 10 floor was on FIRE. 😯
I was on Pajamas and flip-flop, but the desperation was such that I forgot it was 40F outside, I just grab my phone and went out.
When I went out I saw a lot of fire man working, unloading, glass everyone, people running around, and a guy yelling HELP! He was trapped!
More fireman arrived and entered the building, but the fire continued and started to spread to other units. More windows were breaking. Oh.. God! What are they doing? Why they are not pulling water from somewhere?
20 min later we finally saw water coming out from inside the apartments. And then we were told to leave the scene.
I was on Pj and flip-flops; no money; a borrowed jacket and nowhere to go. I’m glad I got my phone, I called Star and he was on his way.
Meanwhile I waited in a cafe with no coffee on hand because I had no money 😦
1.5 hours later Star arrived, 1 hour later he left (he had a business dinner).
Then I went to the lobby of the building next to mine, where everyone else waited. There were pizza, snacks, drinks and blankets!
We were told we might get into the building around mid-night. Holy crap! That’s 3 hours more of waiting.
An hour later, more updates, more affected units. Thanks God mine is safe. But we can’t go back yet.
An hour later, we were told that we can’t go back until the next day. But they’ll reimburse us the hotel expense.
So… I finally got a bed to sleep at mid-night!
I’m thankful that nothing more serious happened.
I’m thankful to have Star nearby to come to rescue me.
I’m thankful that all fireman, red cross, leasing office people were sooooo kind to everyone and that women who lend me her jacket.