Well, I missed it. The biggest local breaking news event of 2006 and I'm off working on a special (not Apartment X, Y or Z related) report. (UPDATE - Then for the next two days I'm on follow up patrol... HERE and HERE)
I saw the smoke on the horizon while driving back to the station between shoots and reporter Eric White and I walked into the doors of the station to a barage of images that had us begging to drop our story and jump on this.
But our co-workers had it well under control even before we knew what was going on. Our coverage of the fire started at 2:30pm and went COMMERCIAL FREE, non-stop, wall to wall, until 7:30. That, folks is RARE!
I have to shout out to all my co-workers for an excellent job! This kind of story is extremely difficult work, the most stressful there is, and to be at it for 5 hours takes a toll.
I hate that I missed it! I have a feeling I'll get follow up duty. I can't wait.