Fire Roundup

Phew, according to the Chronicle, the fire was contained by fire crews early this morning. The firefighters, quite rightly, decided to just let the building burn, rather than muck about with it. There’s some neat video here which hints at the scope of the blaze, and another article here with some more amazing pictures.

One thing that did concern me, reading these articles, was the statement that water pressure wasn’t high enough on the Island to put out the fire. By extrapolation, I assume that if part of the housing catches fire, there also would not be adequate water pressure. That could be rather disastrous, even with the fire boat, so I think the City might want to think about doing something to fix the situation.