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The House of Scrimshaw Fire, May 9th, 2007

May 11, 2007

Most of you have heard about the fire on Thames Street here in Newport. My dad is a local Newport firefighter and I have been doing some work for the department lately. Beside covering ceremonies and fire department functions, they asked me to come to fires. The fire on Wednesday broke out at 2:30am, and I arrived at the scene at 5:45am. (What beautiful light at 5:30am! Maybe we should do portrait sessions at daybreak!! Mmhm…kidding!) As many of you know, studio hours at 11am-7pm for various reasons. But I discovered that I can in fact, take really good pictures at 6am!

Anyway, the guys did a great job keeping the fire contained. The situation could have been much worse if not for the hard work of the Newport Fire Department. When I arrived, the fire was already out, so these images are of the guys wrapping up the scene and packing the trucks. They don’t stand around drinking coffee if the building is still on fire!

There’s some “artsy-detail” shots in there! (I can’t help it! I’m a wedding photographer at heart!)

That’s my dad!


That’s my dad in the middle!

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