Our lil town has just made cincy news. We have a massive downtown fire, in an abandoned lumberyard no less. Caught the supermarket across the street on fire too. I *think* they were able to contain the market and get it soaked enough to prevent another "catching". Details are still sketchy. Back up units have been called in from all surrounding communities. It's still burning and this has been more than an hour now. And I do mean BURNING. Massive flames and tons of black billowing smoke. The lumberyard shut down in April due to our nice economy. It made me upset as I like it. The market is where I shop several times a week. It's not that far from me. No clue if anyone was hurt or not. I'm glad all that nasty thick black smoke is blowing away from me and not toward me. IF they can't contain it.......well. most of our downtown buildings are well over a century old, fire traps to say the least. It catches one of them and the whole downtown will go up in flames.....all the buildings are connected. Last I looked it wasn't looking so great. They were using a ladder truck to try to get higher than the FLAMES, not the building.....the FLAMES. OMG! I hope they drowned the new dollar store and the very old building on both sides with tons of water. It's probably gonna burn a while.........last I looked it still had a LOT of lumber in it.