I drove through Youngstown on my way home this evening, and discovered a massive, billowing, black cloud of smoke towering over downtown.
I saw it first from the highway and managed to miss my exit. Do you know why I missed my exit? I was taking pictures. Aren’t our mothers supposed to teach us not to take pictures while driving on the highway?
I grabbed the next exit and headed back towards the carnage, clicking photos the whole way. Most of them I couldn’t see, but I got a lot of them and some of them might even tell us what was on fire. If you have an idea, please let me know.
Take a look at the photostream here – just click ‘Next’ until there ain’t no more black smoky pictures to look at. I even dredged up a nice narrative. So read those captions, Faithful Visitors.
I searched the local news sites and Google News and I have found just about nothing. The two fires I did find don’t seem to have anything to do with what I was seeing. I don’t really know of any Youngstown bloggers who are interested in (or capable of?) covering this sort of thing, so I am casting about for information. If you know anything, please comment!
I will post more when I know more.
As an addendum to the photostream, I did try to take more pictures, but I was (no. 1) trying to avoid being a nuisance at the scene of a disaster and (no. 2) afraid, as ever, of getting in trouble. I’d make an awful action news reporter!