Saturday, September 15, 2012

Firefighters Make a Great Stop!

It was about 7:30pm when I was almost home with a Maria's pizza when I smelled smoke. No sooner did I set the pizza down in the kitchen when my sister-in-law called and said something was going on near East Gloucester Square. The pizza had to wait as I grabbed my camera to investigate. I could see smoke in the direction of Beacon Marine then soon discovered it was the woodworking shop further down the street. By the time I got close the Gloucester Fire Department had the fire knocked down and with the help of Manchester By the Sea, Rockport and Essex fire departments prevented a major blaze. The building contains much exotic lumber and no doubt paints and varnishes. Next door two large fuel tanks and scores of stored boats big and small. Last June I was there to capture the light against the same building during a wonderful sunset. Sunset reflection. Smoke pours out. Roof work. Entering Attacking the fire. Firefighters organize. Fire knocked down. Just to the right you can see a corner of one of two fuel tanks!


  1. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Great Pictures, I was having dinner down the street at Duckworth and saw the truck going down one after another. Thanks to the quick response and disaster was averted,

  2. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Good photos Jay, This was my grandfather's fish market in the 40s 50s and early 60s

    Anthony Marks

  3. Anonymous6:21 AM

    Nice photos as usual. We checked them out once we got the trucks and equipment squared away after the fire. Jake.

  4. Thanks Anthony & Jake & the Duckworth diner! One of these days I need to get a more powerful flash. I had to over highlight the images during post editing. Jake.... you guys did a great job considering the buildings contents and condition. Then there was all the trashed boats and fuel tanks surrounding the place!