Sunday, February 3, 2019
Andy's Angles/First Person: Rescue!
Shortly after I hit the newsroom, I heard the commotion-- fire on Scott Street in Wilkes-Barre, at least two hurt, Red Cross needed for multiple victims.
I summoned photographer Jason from one of the edit booths, and we headed south. The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department did a great job in knocking down the flames quickly, but the damage was done. An apartment building severely damaged, and eight people needed new places to stay.
The lead, or the lede as we old timers spell it, was two children being forced to jump from a second floor window, caught and helped by people below. We quickly found one of the residents, who pointed out one of the heroes. Interviews done. Video shot. A quick chat with the chief tied up the loose ends. I called the producer and asked her to rearrange the lineup. We had an excellent story.
It was one of those days, for a change, when all of the pieces fell in to place.
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