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Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 1, 2011




January 1, 2011

Seattle starts the new year with a cold, clear day.  I don't recall too many New Year's Days with such a gorgeous beginning.  Hopefully this bodes well for the rest of the year.  We've been under a high pressure system bringing in cold, clear air, and sunny skies for several days now. Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out on the 24th floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel.  The fire blew out the windows in the room and due to the very cold air outside, the room never got hot enough to set off the automatic fire sprinklers.  It caused quite a lot of excitement, but the fire department had the fire out in short order.  The damage was mostly limited to one room and no one was injured. Since I live in a high rise building the lesson was not lost on me:  Although the building may be fire resistant, what's inside most likely is not.  

3 comments:

  1. Yike. I hadn't heard that yet -- I was too busy dorking around outside or aimlessly surfin'. I like your blog title! My first one is too long and hard to spell. What did I know? :) Happy New Year to you!

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  2. @~CherylThanks for the comment and for being my first follower! Took a while to figure out how to leave comments here, but hope I've got it now. Happy New Year!

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  3. That is a scary thought. Even living in a single family home I worry about fire.
    Your image is LOVELY!!

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