Most time I post images from the past week but every so often a news item may be happening that I either stumble upon or have the time to check it out. Just after 5:00 pm Saturday I hear over the scanner a fire on Centennial Ave. here in Gloucester. It's a tight neighborhood which always reminds me of the opening scene of the 1970's TV show "All In the Family". When police arrived they reported heavy smoke, a short time later the arriving firefighters reported heavy fire showing from 2 houses possibly a third. Soon firefighters declared a 3rd alarm and by the time I arrived it was a 4 alarm fire. One house was destroyed while the second suffered heavy damage and the third home exterior heat damage along with interior smoke damage. Considering this fire had a fast head start in this tight neighborhood, the firefighting efforts prevented a far worse outcome. The best news of all....No one hurt!
From Commonwealth Ave.
Yellow mustard smoke!
Atop the ladder truck.
River of foam.
Cascade of foam.
Foam filling Lincoln Ave.
From the top of Centennial Ave.
The fire scene.
A Gloucester morning!
Daybreak over Harbor Cove.
The sun appears.
Gertrude and Heathcliff walk the railing.
A Birdseye view of a Gloucester daybreak!
Hot tub and pool atop the Beauport Hotel.
"Wicked Tuna" star "Hard Merchandise" heads out.
A gig rows under the Greasy Pole!
Lobster boat "Stanley Thomas" heads out.