Saturday, August 28, 2010

Inferno on the Road

A dense cloud of black smoke became visible as I approached the intersection, billowing up into the sky. Traffic, including myself, were diverted to the right, where most people opted to abandon their cars and scramble onto the grassy stretch beside a plaza to witness the blaze.
The photos don't capture it, but flames were licking out of the side in a huge snarling mass, writhing like they were alive. Thankfully, a woman standing by answered my anxious query about the driver with the information that whoever it was had gotten away. That was wonderful news.
A fire truck and a police cruiser pulled up just before I left, though. Not something you expect to see on the way home from work.


The Japanese Redneck said...

I left the house one morning last year and got up the road to find a school bus fully inflamed.

Kids everywhere. Thank goodness a car behind the bus saw the fire and got the driver to pull over!

MWebster said...

That must have been so scary! Especially with kids everywhere! And right near your house, too...

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