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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Let It Burn


I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, but I found a Sunday afternoon blast of common sense overwhelmingly refreshing.

There was a huge fire in Wilkes-Barre, at the old Murray Complex on Pennsylvania Avenue. It was a vacant building that was due to be torn down. Wilkes-Barre firefighters wisely reasoned that it wasn't worth saving. It wasn't worth risking a life. They poured water on it from the outside. No one went inside. Only one firefighter suffered a minor injury, and he was treated and released at a hospital.

They drowned it from the outside to keep the flames from spreading. Good.