3 years ago our apartment building was being torched now and again. They renovated everything and it was often fire and flames. What a wonderful opportunity for a few photos.
Not being from the trade, I was not really sure what they were torching.
It often got quite exciting, especially when the sparks were flying.
I remember when the guy did this bit of work, he told me to stand back otherwise it could be that some sparks might land on the lens of my camera: one of the problems of being an “on the spot” reporter. When they eventually left after 7 months I had over one thousand photos in my files of the work progress.
At the time I just took shots now and again, but I am glad. I now have many memories to reflect on of when they torched the building.