Last night I worked until 8pm, I took the bus and got home around 8:20pm to find 2 firetrucks outside. My building is only seniors and students so fires are pretty common. Usually we have to stand outside for 20 or 30 minutes until the fire is put out and it is safe to go back inside, tonight was different. Within an hour there was 9 fire trucks and probably more than 10 police cars. People started saying that someone had died on the 9th floor, where the fire began. The police started taping off all the entry ways and would’t let anyone past.

At about 9:30 we decided to go to my dad’s house (about a 10 minute drive away) to wait there rather than outside in the cold, rainy weather. My dad called the fire department at around 10:30 asking if the tenants were allowed back in and THEY SAID YES. We drove back to our apartment and OF COURSE WE WEREN’T ALLOWED BACK INSIDE YET, FREAKING LIARS. I mean technically the fire department was gone and it was the police who weren’t allowing us back in, but still.

From 11pm until 12pm we were waiting for the coroner to do his thing and for the police to “release the building”. FINALLY at 12 we were allowed back in. The police had tarped off the area in the lobby where the body was being held, creepy. Thankfully no one else was hurt, very sad what happened. We got to bed around 12:30am, which sucked because I had to work at 8:30 the next morning and Tom had to work at 7:30.

ALSO the fire department was there for so long they had some sort of fire food truck parked out front with gatorade, chips, water, etc. Very interesting, I had never seen anything like that before.

(pic from CHCH)

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