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Huge fire outside my flat, pictures and vids

Smeep Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Please note, the below is now no longer in real time, we are in no danger and this is pasted in from another forum that I posted it on, in order.



BIG EDIT: Just to make this thread more user friendly, here's all the links in a better order and categorised.

STILLS:

Before: (none, will try to find)

During:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020003.jpg

After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020001.jpg

FOOTAGE:

Building 1. no sound, higher res:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=s7OI_S7VFS0
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4tGjVdnMMzE
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgV-5hsvqQ
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2RQTwMxAtw
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=damR5S49gCQ

Builing 1, with sound, lower res, with collapse:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3st6XhqVE3w
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0z76t2fJfCU< Biggest Collapse 20 seconds in.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zIGZVjwB7U4

Building 2 to 3 Shakey Cam, No sound:


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wLH3cZQSs58
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fdqqm24k9S4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GY0UbgWA7kU

Building 2 to 3 Steady cam, with sound, impressive footage

http://www.pevilsplace.co.uk/vids/walsallfire.wmv (right click, save as - will be on youtube later)

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Huge fire in walsall area, video on the uplaod.

Whilst video uploads, the building appears to be an old fake clothes factory, it's collapsed several times.

Sweat is dripping off me.

Pictures on videos.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020003.jpg

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=s7OI_S7VFS0
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4tGjVdnMMzE
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgV-5hsvqQ
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2RQTwMxAtw
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=damR5S49gCQ

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It's dangerously close to our flat

Where can I upload this for more coverage?


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Hi, we've had to evacuate. Before we left I grabbed my documents and also my phone/data cable. We've gone to parents about a mile away, the fire is still blazing and has spread across 3 buildings, though we think they put the third building out.

The second building has pretty much gone, and is also right next to a brand spanking new asda.

The wind was blowing towards out flat so we had to get out as things were setting on fire near our only exit, never mind our building, however, we think and hope they've got our building sorted. No fires when we left.

The sky looked amazing (and terrifying) it was FULL of fire... the flames must have been about 200ft in the air on the second building. And of course red hot embers were floating all over the place. Quite beautiful.

I'll be uploading the video from my phone as quick as I can, just downloading the required software on this PC.

Will post back soon with update - this video includes the collapse of the first one, along with sound including our new hit single "Walsall town is burning down, burning down, burning down!"

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on't know. It's the morning after and thankfully we've come back in tou our flat. The buildings are just shells , with walls missing. I'm uploading more video's and more pictures now.

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I've got access to the videos taken out of my window now. It looks so far away on this camera, but the fire was landing in out back yard, we had to put out several small fires back there. I'll post again as soon as they are uploaded.

I'm also uploading the one on my phone, which is lower quality but has sound and includes the building collapse. f**king Scary.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wLH3cZQSs58
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fdqqm24k9S4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GY0UbgWA7kU

These flames are about 200ft up in the air, by the way.

Still working on the one with sound.

Anyone know of some good software that can rotate and convert 3GP videos?

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End of transcript. I've got photos on the way of what remains but I'm having difficulty with my mobile phone video at this PC - I got it on a different PC at my parents, I could transfer it if I needed too.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Glad to here you are safe Smeep:)
#2
As long as your safe thats all that matters :)

Was it accident or purpose?

My friend got sent down for 18months for setting fire to factories, its a long story because he didnt intend to..
#3
Bloody hell. that must have been frightening. Glad you are safe.
#4
#5
They are treating it as arson, my pictures and videos are also on the BBC news website and on News24 :D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/6930807.stm
#6
Blimey!!, That looks bad!!

At least your ok, Hope everyone else near/involved are ok also!
#7
Well the building was part of a new regeneration project.

Unfortunatley, it's listed - so the structure has to remain. However, if it was to 'accidentally' burn down and be unsafe, they could demolish it due to it being unsafe to regenerate.

See what I'm saying?
#8
Smeep
Well the building was part of a new regeneration project.

Unfortunatley, it's listed - so the structure has to remain. However, if it was to 'accidentally' burn down and be unsafe, they could demolish it due to it being unsafe to regenerate.

See what I'm saying?


Yup..........Does seem suspect when you say that.......

Over 60% has collapsed apparently (on bbc news), So its going to be demolished i'd expect......
banned#9
Iom-RF
At least your ok, Hope everyone else near/involved are ok also!


Yep i second that!
#10
I'll upload the new photos of it's current state in 5

EDIT: This is what remains
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Smeep/P8020001.jpg
#11
Really suspect I'd say. Probabily got the idea from what is happening in the Canary Islands. Is that new ASDA damaged?
#12
A few years ago there was a massive factory that burned down just outside my house also, I know it's not 'cool' - but it was cool to watch, amazing, the whole neighbourhood were out watching (from a very safe distance as right next to the factory was a petrol station) & the added bonus was that is was snowing at the same time.

Some pictures I took at the time: (will only post a few, don't want to hijack your thread :))

http://www.swaymyway.com/images/dfire4.jpg
http://www.swaymyway.com/images/dfire9.jpg
http://www.swaymyway.com/images/dfire16.jpg

The next day:
http://www.swaymyway.com/images/dfire21.jpg
#13
Nah, the new asda seems to be ok, maybe a little smoke stained is all.

I'd like to say thank you for all those concerned, at several points durin the (yes more) upcoming videos (the ones record from my flat) I thought that with all the embers landing around us and the sheer size and heat of those flames that not only my flat was going, but a large part of my town aswell. Glad they got it under controll.

The rest of the videos have sound, the second video shows the first building collapsing. The last 3 videos show the fire spreading from building 1 to building 2, and really, really tearing up in to the sky - thought it looks pale on the camera compared to real life.

Again, thank you for your well wishes, I wish you all well and hope you don't get as close to anything like this as I have. Video's in the next 5-10 mins, then more shortly after.

EDIT: Nice photos! as we evacuate, you've got the huge St Matt's Church up on the hill, my cam battery was dead by then, (Gone through 3 sets!) but the glow in the sky was up behind it, it would have made an awesome photo. If we'd have been there when the flames were bad, there's a good chance that it would have had flames comming up from behind it too... I'll take a photo of St Matthews at some point and show you. Maybe I could photoshop it.


EDIT: More vids, second vid includes the biggest collapse.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3st6XhqVE3w
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0z76t2fJfCU< Biggest Collapse
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zIGZVjwB7U4
#14
jamesterror


My friend got sent down for 18months for setting fire to factories, its a long story because he didnt intend to..

:-( When you have a few spare moments - do tell. Call me old fashioned, but how can you 'accidently' set fire to factories :w00t: One is an accident, but multiple events seem a little careless. Or was he just a really bad electrician:?
#15
http://picasaweb.google.com/321boooom/Mine/photo#5095079635032363218
[mod]#16
jamesterror

My friend got sent down for 18months for setting fire to factories, its a long story because he didnt intend to..


:o..............That gets my vote for weird post of the week. How???
#17
My brother burnt down an art college when he was a kid. Him and a mate were hanging about with some "bigger and therefor cooler kids" who decided it would be a good idea.
#18
Glad you are ok
#19
Syzable
:o..............That gets my vote for weird post of the week. How???


Hmm, How could you not intend to set fire to something........Only you are in control of that match/lighter/whatever used to start the fire!

Unless your under the influence, Even so thats not much excuse............
#20
Iom-RF

Unless your under the influence, Even so thats not much excuse............


Insanity.....???
(works for me)
#21
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