Originally Posted by bmattock
He was shootin' with a 20, as I recall. Prolly too close as it was!
The fireman in the center (walking back towards the fire) was maybe 8 feet(call it 2 & 3/4 meters) away from me. I was standing in front of and to the left of the light post with the hanging basket--just at the edge of the curb-- when the door popped. Something close to 35 feet(umm 11? meters) from the door.
On a slightly odd note, I'm actually glad that the newsguy didn't want my film as there is a picture of the building I took either Monday(or last Saturday) night--well before the fire-- we have to go outside to smoke and I was relaxing after work and standing out there with the Bessa and(I think) the J-8 lens and was shooting to see how slow I really can handhold that combo. As of the local news at noon today, there is no determination about the cause yet--doesn't mean any thing nefarious but it does mean the cause isn't obvious and the two pics on the same roll of film
would at least had me answering some pointed questions.