Shooting the News

Sometimes it’s a matter of seeing smoke and following it to the fire.

Found a big fire on my way home from #WWIM13AZ. #news #fire #reportage #photojournalism

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I was on my way home from the local World Wide Instameet that was at the ASU Art Museum. I saw the smoke in the distance and followed it the best I could. Once I got close, traffic was so bad I had to park and walk the last three-quarters of a mile to the fire.

It was a construction site completely engulfed in flames. My best guess is that it was going to be apartments. But they had only finished the framing, so it was nothing but bare wood. By morning it’ll be nothing but charcoal.

More pictures inside.

I’m glad it was a construction site and not occupied units.