The remains

This is the car park in the city centre where a fire destroyed 1400 cars on New Year's Eve.

The fire started in one car and spread rapidly, all the fuel tanks and tyres started to explode so the nearby arena, hotels and apartments had to be evacuated.

Thankfully there were no injuries but I feel very sorry for everyone whose car was parked here. The hotels and the arena seem to be open today so it's business as usual for them.

No need to comment, this is just to record the event.
I read about this -- and the charred building says so much. So sorry for what happened, so glad nobody is hurt.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
That’s horrible! I am glad noone was hurt
posted January 3rd, 2018  
What a tribute to the very sad story that made national news. It was amazing, in fact, that no one was injured.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
international news...sorry!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
That was just awful but how blessed that no one was hurt. Like the way you were able to compose this.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Oh my, so awful. Interesting to see your shot.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
That sounds like a bad way to start the New Year. Great shot.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Oh my! How terrible. I like how gray it is. Like a b&w but with a little color.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
That sounds terrible, glad nowbody got hurt. You captured the mood and the drama in a great way.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
How scary!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Oh my, that is awful. Glad no-one was hurt.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow...I didn't hear about this. What a way to end the year...glad no one was physically hurt, just many shocked to lose their vehicles.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
so sad. pleased no people or horses were hurt
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Amazing no-one was hurt! What an awful occurrence.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow.... that must have been a crazy fire!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Neat shot and scale
posted January 3rd, 2018  
I missed hearing about this, but must have been on the news.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great documentary shot, Christine, I was wondering if you would get down here to get a shot of all the destruction. I was following the story on New Year's Eve on line, the radio and TV. I have seen a few cars catch fire in the past and know just how fiercely they burn and did think the firemen would have problems trying to stop this with them so tightly packed in.
I know a couple of people who had cars in there.
posted January 4th, 2018  
@markp thanks Mark. Apparently the decision to let the cars burn was taken quite early on. It would have been more dangerous to tackle the fire, with melting fuel tanks and exploding tyres - especially as there were no people in the building.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.