The Photoblog of Jay Williams

It had been over 20 hours since the fire first started, and the fire department was long gone, but the fire still burned, even though it was subdued. Every few minutes, a piece of wood would break off and fall through the remaining roof to the ground in an array of sparks and ash. It was an amazing sight, and one that made me run for cover a few times. Sadly, this is the only photo I was able to capture on film, as shortly after I took this photo, the film jammed in my camera, unbeknownst to me, which effectively destroyed all future photos.

On a deeper note, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an entire lived in house burnt down to the ground like this before. It was quite humbling to see all of ones belongings turned into nothing but worthless scraps. At the very least, it was a good reminder for me not to focus so much on the temporal things of this world, but to focus on the things that really matter.