As Jay reported earlier today there was a major fire downtown, in an old building on Ste-Catherine near St-Mathieu.

Fireman trio

At around 16h30 when I passed by the firemen were still working, the streets were still closed.

Being a fireman in these conditions it’s really quite something!! -20°C (or -30°C if you count the wind in)! The water freezes! Your uniform/suit freezes! Brrrrrrrrr! COLD!

So I have a lot of respect for these men (and few women). And I’m glad they are there to the rescue when we need them!

All of today’s photos can be found on my pics’ page.

5 Comments so far

  1. matthew (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Wow the photos you and Jay took from the ground are wicked; the ice is pretty crazy looking.

  2. vanou (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Great pictures! It’s incredible the way the water freezes like that…

  3. Christelle (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 10:23 am

    Thanks Matthew and Vanou!!

    The ice was amazing indeed. I wonder what it looks like today…. Or how they will clean it up?! Mmm… Anyways.


  4. blork (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

    That’s right next to Bar Diana, downtown’s last remaining dive bar. Was the Diana destroyed?

  5. Maryam (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 4:19 am

    Thanks for posting these photos. It’s sad the building was destroyed but I’m also sad to find out the next door Iranian restaurant was damaged, as I loved their food and it was one of my favorites :(
    Seriously, how come there are so many fires in Montreal ?!?

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