I don’t have a lot of time to get this down but I wanted to post something here before I forgot the details.
At approximately 9:30 this morning, Bob called me at work and asked if I could get home right away. I said I could but wondered why. He said the apartment building was on fire and he couldn’t find the cats. I said goodbye, hung up, yelled at my co-workers that I was leaving, and took off. I could smell the smoke before I even saw our building. When I got there, the police had already blocked off the street and the firemen were there en mass. I was allowed to enter the street but not our parking lot. I got out and found Bob right away. He still didn’t have the cats but he did have my camera. Good man. I took lots of pictures. I will post them when I get a chance.
Thankfully, our apartment was not near the one on fire. Also thankfully, everyone got out safe and sound with no injuries or loss of life. However, the smoke and fire damage is significant. We don’t yet know if they will let us stay there tonight or not. The Red Cross will be showing up soon to hand out some information. I called our insurance agent to give them a heads up. I smell like a campfire. I’m just so glad everyone is safe and that Bob is OK. There were news crews filming the firemen at work and the building damage. No one knows yet what started the fire.
I am at work right now but will be leaving soon to go back to the apartment for the Red Cross briefing.