I was working on some stuff at home last night when I got a call from my from my friend (and downstairs neighbor) Rob saying there was a crazy huge fire on Houston and Avenue A. He’s so cute – he knew I’d want to take pictures. So I dropped what I was doing, grabbed my old camera (the EOS 20D) and my cell phone cam and bolted out the door to go catch up with the action. By the time I got there (just a few minutes later), the firefighters had the blaze pretty under control – though I’ve never seen so many firetrucks! All of Houston was closed off and there were spectators EVERYWHERE – most of them toting cameras! It’s amazing how many photographers there are in the East Village. Here are a couple more shots I took from the scene:
Here is the story from the New York Times.
Seriously – firefighters are CRAZY! And awesome and brave.