It was 5:14 AM when I heard the sirens echoing downtown and parted the curtains for a look outside. The Fire Department was responding to reports of smoke from the parking structure at Circus-Circus!

A car was in flames on the top leve of the parking garage; grey smoke spouted hundreds of feet above the nearby buildings.

Fire15:20: The flames reach the interior; glass shattering in the intense heat to draw in oxygen to feed the hungry fire.

Fire25:23: The heat of the blaze ignites the tires. Bright flames and black smoke boiling outward and upward. The firemen reach the scene.


The car is now totally involved; a perimeter is being blocked off by emergency vehicles.

Through the light of the blaze, two firemen approach.

5:28: The smoke turns to steam. Great white clouds billow upward.

5:31: The fire is out. As the steam clears, the car becomes visible again. Resting on its tireless rims, hood open, it is reduced to a blackened metal shell.

6:00 The fire crews are collecting equipment and rolling up hoses. It’s one hour before dawn on day two of the Gunblogger Rendezvous.

Time for breakfast!


8:00 AM The Remains of the once noble Chevy Lumina; forlornly abandoned and ravaged by fire, sits atop the lonely precipice of the parking garage.

To every thing, there is a season … the Lumina has indeed met an untimely demise.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Name (required)

Email (required)


XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Share your wisdom


"Anyone who still wants guns, rifles or ammo should go to Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn Still pre-panic prices and a huge inventory and good reliable service. Tell everyone you know"

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 02:55 PM (XDC0v) at AoSHQ


Top 100 Gun Blog


Join the NRA

Support the TSRA

  • Political Continuum

  • Unorganized Militia Propaganda Corps