Morning View - Neighbors On Fire
At this writing the apartment building across my back alley is in flames. I tried to go out onto my fire escape to take more photos and a fireman yelled at me to get back inside. A moment later my building was hammered by fire hoses blowing out the shown windows from inside. All the buildings on that side of the block are being evacuated but we've been told to "sit tight" for now.
UPDATE: Everybody got out OK and at the moment the sidewalk is crowded with tenants and their pets, including one guy covered with scratches from frantically trying to cram his terrified cats into their carriers. (Lesson learned: I'm going to move Shelley's carrier to an easier to get to place.) Word on the street is that somebody was smoking in bed as the firemen had hurled a charred mattress out of the windows.