Comments for: Burning roof collapses on South Portland firefighters

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 15, 2012, at 1:36 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND | A blazing ceiling collapsed on firefighters battling back a second-floor flare-up early Wednesday morning, but everyone was able to escape the ordeal alive, according to firefighters on scene. The blaze, which decimated an apartment building at 554 Main St. and damaged the exterior of the structure …

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  • Seth Poplaski

    Yikes! Glad everyone got out safely. 

  • Anonymous

    How horrifying!

  • Anonymous

    Praying non stop for their recovery. They do a job most people would never attempt. God Bless our firefighters!!

    • Anonymous

      God bless them? If he did bless them then he wouldn’t have let a burning building fall on them. No Please use all the medical instruments and science we have come up with to help these brave men out. Praying will not help them. Men and Women working tirelessly will.

      • Anonymous

        mero, you are entitled to your opinion, but I do not share it. Science and prayers are not mutually exclusive in my world.

        • Anonymous

          You are correct, I was just being bitter. I apologize, anything helps and these brave men need and should get all they can. 

  • Anonymous

    Please update the readers on the status of these firemen!    “everyone was able to escape the ordeal alive” does not cut it.  Were they taken away for first aid treatment?  Were they burned?  Everyone is hoping and praying their training, equipment, and procedures leaves them with minimal injuries.
    Please update the readers as you can.  Thanks!
     

    • It appears that statement in the written context looks more dire than when Chief Guimmond said them on the News. My impression from seeing  his brief interview was that the roof came down while they were operating and he ordered them to retreat without incident.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, Your assessment is the same as mine. It would be easier for BDN to simply state the firemen are ok instead of trying for sensationalism or just not asking the Chief, “Are your firefighters involved  ok?”

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see the Chief had a good assessment of conditions and made the right call at the right time!  Kudos & One long air-horn to you!

  • Anonymous

    Thank God they made it out alive. This is a reminder of how dangerous their job is. Whenever you start to resent the money that they make, remind yourself that they have a much more dangerous job than most people.

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