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A Fire at The Meadows Apartments

At around 1am, Sunday January 31st 2016, while playing with Photoshop, I saw a vehicle with flashing lights drive by, then heard sirens in the distance, and then smelled smoke. Turns out a nearby building in the apartment complex was on fire.

There was a rapid response from three different fire departments and they got it controlled within an hour, had it mostly out within two, and four hours later had left. Here are few photos from that.

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The view of the burning building from the 2nd floor of my building.

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The yellow glow is from the flames. About 5 mintues before that, the flames...(more)

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Lots of smoke and lots of response vehicles.

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Two police officers were on the scene early, but then left once the large fire...(more)

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Firefighters came from Lansing, Ithaca, and Cayuga Heights. According to one...(more)

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Initially, I didn't see any responders wearing respirators, so I assume they...(more)

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The ladder over the burning apartment.

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The orange glow from the flames coming from the far side of the building.

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Smoke and glow and the flames.

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There was a lot of smoke. Fortunately for me, it was being blown away from me.

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The glow from the fire is still visible.

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Outside my apartment, looking down at the parking lot full of people and...(more)

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One fire hydrant they were using is visible in the middle of the picture. The...(more)

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The spray from the hydrant is arcing to the right, probably going about 20 feet...(more)

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Lots of smoke.

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The spray from the ladder is visible in this picture.

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Spraying the building from the top of the ladder.

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I think at this point that it might have been remote controlled. Later, it was...(more)

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Another angle showing them spraying the building from the ladder.

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Two pictures of the fire hydrant violently leaking. They had other hoses...(more)

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One of my neighbors was watching from the edge of our building.

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I like the silhouette effect along with all of the colored lights reflecting...(more)

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From the start, there was a fireman whose job was to keep people out of the...(more)


The Aftermath


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Panoramic picture of the whole (and hole) building at noon the next day.


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I noticed the tire on one car (rear passenger) seemed melted. No other apparent...(more)

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The damage to the apartments.

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Maintenance workers were temporarily removing a plywood door to check on the...(more)

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They look in the apartment.

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Remember the fire hydrant from last night? It's now marked "OUT OF...(more)

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Another view of the hydrant.

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They had a backhoe trying digging to get to the water main to shut off the...(more)

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The back side of the apartments. The damaged ones have open windows.

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There are a few scattered shingles on the grass. Probably came loose from the...(more)




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