Tuesday, April 26, 2005

1.14 - The One with the state of emergency

As of 1500hrs Monday until 1200hrs Tuesday, Cobourg, is in a state of emergency. Horizon Plastics, the second largest employer in my town caught fire and burned for hours with smoke billowing up 500+ feet in the air. I was sitting at my brothers computer in the kitchen when I looked outside seeing an odd looking cloud. When it started to turn black and rising I realized..."that's no cloud". This is the view from my house...


and this is Horizon Plastics as she burns...

The Mayor declared a "State of Emergency"...schools were shut down streets closed, we lost power for approx. 1hr, and people were evacuated from their homes. In a town of 15,000+, something like this is HUGE news...if there's an upside to this...no one was injured and all the employees escaped from the blaze.

1 comments:

~ robin ~ said...

i heard about that in the news! glad to hear that everyone is okay...