Yesterday afternoon, I started to smell smoke in the street but I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. But today, when I went grocery shopping in the morning, I realized most streets just a block from my parents’ place were blocked with dozens of fire trucks, and that firefighters were working hard.
I don’t read local news so I had no idea what was going on. Turned out a fire started in a restaurant on Sunday and was still going strong. It was a recipe for disaster because the restaurant is located in a semi-underground mall between two pedestrian streets.
Thankfully, there were no victims but the streets are still blocked a day later and the fire isn’t completely contained yet.