Friday, July 17, 2009

Stop the Race!

Last evening, the Shorewood Criterium had to be stopped early in the race. After asking a nearby police officer what was going on, we were told that the fire trucks were on the course, responding to an emergency call. I hiked over to Oakland Avenue to see what was up, and saw this scene: a number of fire trucks and other rescue vehicles, and the firemen were opening the windows of a second-floor apartment and putting fans in the windows. Apparently, someone had burned dinner badly enough to warrant a call to 911. Eventually the smoke was cleared, the trucks sent back to their stations, and the race was restarted.

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