2/11/10

A Bit Of Irony - And A Giveaway Clue!

As you know if you have been reading my recent posts, we have been hit with snowstorms of epic proportions here lately. Since last Friday we have accumulated 4-5 feet of snow in the area. (God Bless the snow plow drivers) I know, it's ridiculous. Not just the snow though, but we have also had high winds creating blizzard conditions, downed wires, power outages by the thousands. All first responders have been on constant high alert.
At 2:30am on Wednesday morning, in the midst of the latest blizzard, a two-alarm call went out to firefighters for a building ablaze in Dundalk. It took 2 hours to get the fire under control as the roof collapsed causing approximately $600,000 in damage. The building that went up in flames? The Sollers Point fire station. The building housed 2 National Guardsmen in addition to a full compliment of fire fighters. There were no personal injuries caused by the fire. The fire and collapsing roof did destroy 1 brand new fire engine (delivered last week), 2 ambulances, 1 bush truck and 1 Humvee. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
I'm hoping it wasn't an overloaded electric outlet or a space heater. Talk about life's most embarrassing moments! Those guys might want to explore a career change.

Giveaway Clue #3

 

Want an entry, or 3 to win this fabulous mystery giveaway? Yes, you're entering to win something and you don't even know what it is. Confused? For post #1 go here, and for post #2 go here.

1 entry.    Tell me you want to win in a comment
2 entries.  Add me to your blog roll and let me know you have done so.

11 comments:

Grace said...

I have no idea what this is all about and I read you every day - hmmm - You've always been on my blog roll

Me-Me King said...

I want to win!!! I really, really do!!!

Your badge appears on my blog because are so special!!!

Your badge appears on my blog because are so special!!!

Jen said...

Talk about irony. I just opened your page so that I could add you to my blogroll. No shit.

Yeah, I want to win whatever it is.

blueviolet said...

That is a HUGE fire!!!

Of course I want to win!! Mysteries are so irresistible!

You're in my blog roll!

ManOverBoard.com said...

Just by stopping by here I am a winner (hope you are wearing your boots today)!

I cannot believe those poor fire fighters and there station going up in flames in front of them. Also what kind of luck, a brand new truck that was just delivered gone. My heart goes out to all of them.

Ann said...

Too bad about that fire.especially with the new truck.

I've already said I wanted to win, I think but just in case I'll say it again. I'm a follower but I don't have a blog roll on my blog maybe I should go add one.

oh well enjoy your day, and stay warm if you can

BeadedTail said...

That fire is a big oops moment! Glad no one was hurt though.

You're already on my blog roll!

Roschelle said...

I'd love to win but considering that fact that I've never won anything in my life...my chances are slim to none.

But hope you guys get a break from the snow soon :)

Jude said...

Glad to see you survived all this fricking snow and certainly hope we don't get the one Monday enough is enough, have a great weekend stay safe and warm.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

That's a fantastic fire story! I have several firefighter friends I'll have to share that one with.

Also, I've added you to my blogroll, but not to win a prize. I did it because I like your blog.

Staci said...

You've been on my blog roll for awhile now. I'm not sure if you want us to leave separate comments or not for the two entries. Here's the URL: http://www.justbloggled.com/2008/05/blog-roll.html.

And yes, I want to win. I could use a pretty pickmeup with shiny buttons about now.

It's crazy that a fire station burned down. You would think if any place would be safe or at least be apt to have its fire put out quickly, it would be a fire station. Was the station's own firemen off at other scenes or something at the time?

Plus, you'd think with all that snow, it would be too wet. At least no one was hurt.