Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I keep meaning to post these pictures

Not sure if everyone has heard of this or not - but here are the pictures of our Church building burning down about a month ago - like i said i have been meaning to post these pictures. It was crazy to watch. I can now say i have escaped a burning building. It was during stake conference and we made it to the 2nd talk when the fire alarm went off - we all just kind of rolled our eyes and looked around - then you could notice as everyone started to smell something funny in the air we all stood up and moved towards the doors. I exited the front of the chapel form the fire exit and looked up at the edge of the roof and there were flames and smoke billowing from the roof - we all started to realize this was for real. The pictures proceed to tell the rest of the story.

My favorite part of the day were first when the fireman were trying to get the hose into the front door and it was obviously crazy heavy and there were only 2 trucks there at this point and he looked at all of us and asked can i get two or three of you to help; that was all he needed to say - not even 5 seconds later there were at least 25 men in suits pulling the hose into the front door of the church. 2nd were the greatness of the neighboring churches - they were so lovely and Christian - offering a place to wait, to give us a comforting arm and to mourn the historic building we called home.

I must give some props to my blackberry curve - it took all these pictures and for being a phone's camera i must say the pictures are pretty good!

This picture you can see the roof caving in and fire entering the chapel.
Here are some pictures from other people including some aerial shots of the building after.

They concluded it was an electrical fire that started in the attic above the balcony in the chapel with some exposed wires and had been festering for awhile before any fire alarms went off.
It was quite the Sunday and certainly something i won't forget anytime soon!