I walked out to the bus stop this morning to find that the real estate agents’ office (Pondside Realty) just around the corner from me blackened and smoldering. There were a couple firefighters and policemen, and TV trucks around, too. I didn’t hear a thing last night: I sleep like the dead.
Thankfully, the fire didn’t spread. The realtor took up two lots on the corner. In the same building are a nail salon and a tailor. Right next to this commercial building is an old wooden triple-decker. I’m amazingly glad it was raining heavily last night and fire didn’t spread to the residential properties.
The local CBS affiliate says it was a gas bomb. There was a witness.