The Saint Cloud MN Fire station caught fire, and you thought you had a bad day.
Not long ago I had a bad day. A Really Bad Day, and as often happens, it was on a Monday! The feature of the day was my Buyer getting rejected by the Lender, and subsequent events piled on until, by late afternoon I was feeling pretty well Whipped!
I have had bad days like this before, and will again. Sometimes it's minor stuff like finding the chandelier in a vacant home, while walking backwards and talking to the Buyers. Ouch, crash, smash!
We've all had days when it seems like everything is going wrong, and you just have to take a mandatory breath of air, and push on through. I have gone out the back door and walked around the parking lot to clear my head. You tell yourself, "Tomorrow will be better.", or, "Heck, I'm glad I got all that outta the way. The rest of the month should be a breeze!", and "I think I'll buy a Powerball on the way home!"
This morning on my way to the office I drove by the St. Cloud Fire Department Station near our home, and noticed a charred fire engine out front. Then I noticed the burned building behind it. Yup, the Saint Cloud fire department caught on fire! One firefighter has a bit of smoke inhalation and is being treated at the hospital, the building was heavily damaged and the firetruck is a total loss. But aside from one firefighter, who will be fine, everyone is okay. Thank goodness!
It seems the fire engine had an electrical problem and simply started on fire and next thing they knew the fire station was ablaze. Residential garage fires can happen in this same manner, although in this area it's usually because someone leaves the car running to warm it up.
Up until now I took them for granted. I figured we were pretty secure with a fire station just over the hill, whenever we needed them. (side note: we did need them last spring, and they were the first ones to arrive, in the very truck that burned up this morning)
Here is my perspective. This could happen to anyone! Tuesday we had a violent storm roll in with 58 mph winds and driven rain that took out trees and flooded basements, and knocked out power to parts of the city; and we came through okay. Last night the local St. Cloud fire station burned. These things could happen to anyone at any time, so count your blessings, say your prayers, and hug your family and tell them you love them. Oh, and pay your insurance on time:)