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Ambassador Hotel Fire #7522089 05/29/19 11:30 AM
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I was second element on scene, beating the fire department by minutes, at first it was just heavy smoke coming out the roof. A short time later we started to see a glow on the west side, 2nd floor windows, 1 window at a time, and we could see the flames rolling on the ceiling. Once every west window of the second floor had visible fire, they started shattering and that when the fire erupted. Minutes later flames were out the roof and the center portion of the building collapsed. Here are the photos I took.
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Once daylight broke, this was all that remained [Linked Image]
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Sad but great pics.


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And today. They knocked most of it down with the wrecking ball, but the elevator shaft refused to move. Its still smoking, shes giving her last breath. [Linked Image]


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Re: Ambassador Hotel Fire [Re: BigPig] #7522113 05/29/19 12:10 PM
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Wow. You werent kidding!!!


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Amazing how fire can spread so quickly. Sad to see but thanks for sharing.


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Very sad.

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Great pics up It has to be a an eerie sort of feeling being that close to the fire, hearing the flames roar and listening to the building collapsing.

The wife and I stayed there quite a few years back just for a date night, bummer that it burned.


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Re: Ambassador Hotel Fire [Re: BigPig] #7522160 05/29/19 01:01 PM
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Sad to see a historic building lost to fire. You could still smell smoke in the canyon this morning.

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WOW!! Cool Pics

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That's incredible. Sad day. They had been given the go ahead for development of the old building. Old time Dallas right there. Sad to lose that one.


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The next t the last picture reminds me of some structures in France in 1954, even though the war ended almost a decade before, some structures still stood as reminders of the past. Sad to see such a beautiful place destroyed,


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Wow is right. Thanks for sharing. Hope everyone responding was safe and no injuries.

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Great pictures BP


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Great pics and a sad deal. It is amazing how fast it burned and thoroughly it burned through the building. Thanks for posting.


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Thanks for sharing the photos.



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Originally Posted by Michael W.
Thanks for sharing the photos.

How long did it take to go from smoke to fully involved to collapse?


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Thanks for sharing the photos.

How long did it take to go from smoke to fully involved to collapse?


Maybe 15 minutes.


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Originally Posted by Stub
Great pics up It has to be a an eerie sort of feeling being that close to the fire, hearing the flames roar and listening to the building collapsing.

The wife and I stayed there quite a few years back just for a date night, bummer that it burned.


When it collapsed I started thinking about the letter I was going to write to the chief explaining why the squad car was on fire. I was too close when it fell, luckily I was on the opposite side of the fire trucks, they were pelted with bricks and rocks.

Later in the night, I was standing under a transformer that blew, right before it blew you could here a loud buzz and feel a little tingle.


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Originally Posted by BigPig
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Thanks for sharing the photos.

How long did it take to go from smoke to fully involved to collapse?


Maybe 15 minutes.


Wow thats crazy fast....


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Originally Posted by BigPig
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Thanks for sharing the photos.

How long did it take to go from smoke to fully involved to collapse?


Maybe 15 minutes.


That's crazy man. There are days when it takes me longer to get a fire going in the wood stove.


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hope no one was hurt


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Crazy. But great pics


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