Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Wrap-up

Click on the pics.

March 5
 "Abridged" meeting

March 12
 Near Fourth and Locust

 Car full of clouds 
(Smith's Hotel parking lot)

 Piles of ties

 Columbia skyline 
(as seen from Veterans' Memorial Bridge)

 Stop on Fourth Street

 And within a minute, this same officer responded 
to a call on Third Street.

 DANGER - Barely legible, rusty sign
(Eastern Drillers, 105 Walnut Street)

 Daddy's Toybox 
(300 block of Locust Street)

(I hope he's housebroken.)

 Car on fire 
(about 7:12 p.m. at Eleventh Street and Central Avenue)

March 15
 Hambones lettin' it all hang out 
(Thirteenth and Franklin)

March 16
 Mechanical dragon 
(Norfolk Southern was replacing railroad ties.)

 Like this

March 18
 Seen near the Hambones several times 

March 20


March 28
 Kid stomping a water bottle on the 1100 block of Barber Street 
(I can't be sure, but I think it's the same kid who stomped 
the snow pig here.
(I hope he gets it out of his system before he grows up.) 

 Broken bench - vandalism?

 Turkey buzzard 
(This is not a sign that Columbia is a dead or dying town.) 

 Homeless artist 
(Route 462) 

March 30
I don't care what anyone says, 
I still hate this thing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What I Saw (March 30, 2011)

Sad aftermath of the Plane Street fire . . . 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Traffic Accident at Columbia Plaza

Emergency crews responded to a traffic accident at the Columbia Plaza, 
which occurred at about 3:30 this afternoon.

 Apparently, this silver Honda . . . 

 and this white Trek collided.

 The bike rider had been wearing a helmet.

 Police officers referred to their notes.
 Paramedics aided the victim.

 An officer marked the position of the bike.

 Ambulances arrived.
 The victim was fully secured . . . 

and then taken to a waiting ambulance.

Lancaster to Test Water at Its Columbia Plant

Lancaster City plans to test Susquehanna River water for radioactivity and various substances at its Columbia plant.
More here.

More Pics from the Plane Street Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire at three row homes on Plane Street at about 7 Monday night. 
More info here.
I have great respect for our firefighters,
especially after witnessing what they went
through when battling this blaze.
It was very hard, hot, dirty, dangerous work.
They carried out their mission in an
extremely organized and methodical way.
They deserve our support. 
(Click on the pics.) 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Two-Alarm Fire on Plane Street

There was a two-alarm fire on the 600 block of Plane Street. 
The fire spread from one residence to two adjoining 
properties.  According to the LCWC website, the call 
was received at 18:56:00.
(Click on the pics.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Two Columbia Men Arrested in DUI Warrant Sweep

Two Columbia men, as well as several other people, were arrested in a DUI warrant sweep conducted this morning by the County Sheriff's Department in Operation Last Call.
More here.

What Else I Saw (March 26, 2011)

At about 3:30 p.m., Columbia Borough Police 
descended on 224 North 3rd Street 
in search of a fugitive . . . 

 A tenant was questioned, but in the end 
no arrests were made.

Iron Man's mask on back porch of Mikey's Warehouse. 
(That means Tony Stark was around there somewhere.)

 Tiger in his tank. 
(Yes, I get it, already.)

 A misty, bucolic wilderness trail . . . 

No, wait - it's smoke from a pile of burning debris, 
at or next to the Canoe Club, apparently . . . 
Fer crap's sake, didn't we already have one fire 
today?  And what's that ordinance about open 
fires within borough limits?

What I Saw (March 26, 2011) - Fire

Fire crews and other emergency personnel from Columbia Borough, Mountville Borough, 
and Washington Borough responded to a fire call received at 12:02:56 today 
for an outbuilding fire at Avenue J and Church Avenue (near 4th and Cherry Streets).  
Fire personnel found two storage buildings ablaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

(Click on pics for larger view.)

 Burned out


 Comparing notes





 Forgotten victim


 Hoisting the tank

 Bleeding the hose

 Checking the tank

 News 8 interview, 
as Vinny Tennis from the Sunday News
snaps a shot.

 Reeling it in

 Summing it up

 Taking care of business

Washington Boro talks it over.

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