12.19.2009

Developing

Apartment fire in Runaway Bay sounds like a big one. Several fire departments responding. Developing . . . Edit: Thanks emailer for the pics. Looks like the condos. Edit #2: You guys can stop dogging the Messenger, they've got some incredible pictures up of this fire.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

It started shortly after 3pm as of now 5pm the Messangers still has nothing posted. The Messenger is nothing like it used to be. It has lost my subscription.

Anonymous said...

BTT is there helping supply water.
(Bridgeport Tank Trucks)

Anonymous said...

Just came across lake..not good...

Anonymous said...

Of course, no breaking news from WC Messenger!

Anonymous said...

Meth lab explosion ?

mzchief said...

A few crews just left the site. However, a few crews are still putting water on the smoldering embers. There is still a LOT of smoke. It looks as though several units were a total loss and just as many more have endured smoke damage.

Anonymous said...

4:58, 5:28, maybe you should go find the editor, reporter, photographer or other staff of the WCM and inform them that they have NO RIGHT to be busy, working on another story, off work and spending time with their families, or otherwise not immediately available on a Saturday afternoon at 3 to inform you about something that is none of your business. I bet there will be something about it in the next issue of the paper to which you subscribe. Do you think the WCM staff complains when they post something on the website and you don't see it until later that day?

Anonymous said...

From now on, the WCM will hire enough people to have someone stationed at all times in all places where news might happen. It's a new policy so that all of you WCM customers won't ever go another minute without breaking news. Please send in your check for $100,000 on Monday and then every Monday thereafter to help pay for the level of service you deem necessary to be a satisfied busybody. Or, send in $5.2 million in a lump sum. You'll get pics and word of human suffering the moment it happens!!!

Anonymous said...

Who knows, maybe the reason the WCM didn't post something on the web site immediately is because staff was trying to get a fact or two. How silly of them.

Anonymous said...

It's Obama's fault. I'd hyperlink a cite to some obscure right-wing blog proving it but I'm drunk on my own remarkable sense of superior smugness. Jarhead! Get those damn kids off my lawn and bring me some more of those little cocktail onions! And be quick about it!

WordBile

Anonymous said...

I hope the golf course is OK.

Anonymous said...

A few minutes ago, I watched a car spin out ahead of me on 287 south of Rhome at about 10:55. I stopped to make sure the driver was OK, which she was, and she had a phone. But she'll need someone with towing capability to tug her back up out of the ditch. She managed to call her friend whose house she had just left and it seems someone is coming with a truck and rope or chain, so I said good night and got back in my car. At about 11:00 I checked the WCM website using my iphone to read their report on the spinout, and those idiots did not even have anything posted about it. I am definitely cancelling my subscription.

Anonymous said...

the only fact the WCM needed was the the fact fire crews were there. what else do you need? those meth labs burn down once a year.
im surprised the WCM still has company cars because they hardly ever go to big things like this after hours or on the weekends. i bet that new owner saves a lot of money on gAS AND MILEAGE these days by not having writers go to the accidents and fires after hours. that was the bes thing about the last owner - he made sure someone was at everything. now he is gone and dan munch and bob morgan are gone and those two covered everything.
speaking of papers. we live in alvoid and just found out today that our local paper is shutting down next week for gone.

jus sayin...now WC only has three bad papers left (index, texan and mess)

Anonymous said...

sorry anon, you are wrong. the messenger does have the SMALL info on the fire. you forgot, they always post facts and pictures after you see it here. you shoulda known once barry had both that you would see in on there website.

Anonymous said...

9:26 - Shhh - don't stir those dudes up. It's nice in here right now.

Anonymous said...

Just announced: the WCM, in an effort to make its subscribers happy, will not only report everything that happens at the exact moment it happens, but it will also begin to PREDICT what will happen so you all can go watch live. But, I'm sure many of you will not feel you're getting your $5 worth anyway.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow, something bad will happen. I'm upset that the WCM isn't posting it on the website today, so I am cancelling my subscription.

wisenurse said...

Isn't this the second time those condos burned? I think burned 3-4 years ago - that's ashame - a horrible christmas and heck of the way to start new year for those tenants.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that everyone is dogging the coverage and not showing respect for the people that lost the home,some lost everything but the clothes on their backs and yet we still find time to complain. Why not take that energy you spend complaing and put it to good use such as contacting the red cross and help those familys.

Anonymous said...

There's got to be some useless Political drivel Wordkill could associate with this local news story.

I mean someone said it was Obamas fault but he wasn't in town so he couldn't have started it.

Anonymous said...

messupper sure making lots of post in defense of themselves, instead of just putting the same effort into bringing the folks some real news we can use and not all that whinney-assed drivel they post on here..go to work you lazy turds.

Anonymous said...

the Messenger sucks and getting worse.

Anonymous said...

If someone loses everything but the clothes on their back, I am happy for them. It means they have lost nothing that really matters.

Anonymous said...

why do news orgs think news is only a 5 day a week job..? as for WCM it's not even 1 good day of real news, even their "crime report" falls short of the actual calls that come in to the different wc police agencies..why can't we get a good newspaper that will report the real news?

Anonymous said...

Someone told me that former County Fire Marshall Bement lived in those apartments. That is horrible for him and his wife.

....and for all who lost so much - family treasures that cannot be replaced.

It is so sad for everybody.

..focusing on a newspaper report - is that really important here?

Anonymous said...

Fire is sad. Losing it all is so sad. I am still not renewing my subscription to the WCM again. Quality since Mr. Eaton is very bad. Bring Roy back.

Anonymous said...

Between council members and coharts butting in and trying to control the fire, it was a big one.

Anonymous said...

how may families lost homes? did i miss it?

as for the wc messerupter - its been a "major" mess since the new owner unfornately come back to town to haunt us again. i thought we were scott free when that lousy sports writer left for wichita falls back in the 90s or whever he went. as for the editor, lol, nevermind.

BG - how bout the sexy britt murphy dead at 32? wow

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure some of the anons dogging the Mess are ex-employees, or their sympathizers, who failed and were fired.

Anonymous said...

511 and some are not..we're just tired of the puke you publish and try to pass it off as a newspaper, shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Why, when these fires occur, do the fire departments claim some kind of victory when the rest of the neighborhood did not burn down? Why does it take some 5 fire departments to deal with a local fire? Did the Runaway Bay and Bridgeport fire departments not have enough resources to deal with a 3pm fire? Fires are terrible. Firefighters have a challenging job. Without water, firemen are really limited in what they can do.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure anon 5:11 works for the messerupper. for one to really think this paper is something special and above criticism from former "subscribers" you gotta be kidding. look at it, look at this product real close. its nothing like it was under skip nichols and roy eaton. the only people at the messeruper who have failed are the ones continuing to fail and bring it down.

Anonymous said...

8:47 the last line was purdy funny and made me laugh until milk shot out my nose.