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  •  1 person unaccounted for, 2 in hospital (3+ / 0-)
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    of those in hospital, 1 in good condition, the other in serious condition, transferred to burn-specialty hospital

    I ♥ President Barack Obama

    by ericlewis0 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 09:50:18 AM PST

    •  Its hard to understand the few casualties (1+ / 0-)
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      in that horrible fire

      Barack Obama: "Dr. King said, "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope." Jan17, 2010

      by vc2 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 10:12:59 AM PST

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      •  Apparently a window washing company (1+ / 0-)
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        was at an adjacent building-with ladders.
        They helped people escape.  Small blessings.

        "By some miracle there was a truck that was for cleaning windows and there were ladders," Olivarez said. "They were putting ladders up against the building trying to get people out," Olivarez said. "It looked as if they couldn’t get out, like both the floors were on fire. There was smoke protruding out of all the windows. It probably took about four minutes for the entire parking lot to be filled with smoke."

        They began to get out people until fire trucks showed up with their own ladders, she said.

        Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at TexasKaos.

        by boadicea on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 11:00:10 AM PST

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