Lots of flashing lights and the street blocked off.
A real fire on 23rd Street!
I'm pretty sure no one was injured. So, that worry out of the way,
all the excitement of vast trucks, complicated equipment....
and lots of people hanging round being important and cheerful.
Some people do useful stuff like open the fire hydrant
and unload the truck.
Henry (aged 19 months) would have been overjoyed to see it all.
In fact, provided nothing tragic occurs, it is rather thrilling.
I could stand and look at it for hours.
ps. A Fortunate Child, my novel, based on a true story, set in England and Germany in the last century is now available on Itunes here. Such are the wonders of technology!