1. Cutlass454

    Cutlass454

    27
    Nov 29, 2006
    Not sure if this is the correct forum or not, but it seemed like the right place to me.

    My father-in-law is a retired fireman that now consults with local departments regarding safety. Mainly does photography and videography. He asked me if I wanted to go with him to a barn fire.

    Here are just a few of the photos I took - a 10 minute chronological sequence from when they started it on fire:

    The barn
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    Fire Started at 9:21
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    9:22
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    9:23
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    9:24
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    9:25
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    9:26
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    9:27
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    9:28
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    9:29
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    9:30
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    9:30 - Roof just collasped
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    9:57 - Packing up and ready to leave
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    These were straight out of the camera.

    Thanks for looking. :smile:
     
  2. Did they use a lot of accelerant, or was it just that dry? That's an impressive progression.

    Sad to me to see an old barn burned, it seems there are so few left. :frown:
     
  3. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    wow.. pretty cool. But there goes a photogenic barn. lol
     
  4. jeremyInMT

    jeremyInMT Guest

    Wow, that sucks. Neat fire, but I hate to see a neat building like that get burned down. I suppose at some point it becomes a safety hazard, but my best memories from childhood are from a farm.
     
  5. Cutlass454

    Cutlass454

    27
    Nov 29, 2006
    They didn't use any accelerants to aid in the fire, other than some small brush / kindling piles inside the barn. All they did was light 3 areas from the inside and let it go.

    It is sad, but if you looked at the structure from the inside, you would understand why they did it. Seeing that I didn't have any gear on, they wouldn't let me inside it.

    Truly amazing how a fire can spread in 10 minutes. :eek:
     
  6. agw0

    agw0

    475
    Oct 28, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    Interesting series, thanks for posting it.
    Even more scary, that after only 5 minutes the barn already is completely alight.
     
  7. Bringing new meaning to the saying, Hot time in the old barn! I demo'd a barn in upstate NY to convert it into a recording studio, we were able to sell almost all of the wood to decorators who sent in crews to salvage the wood, it saved out client thousands of dollars, and allowed for a much smaller skip.

    Great series of shots, really shows how fast things get out of control.
     
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