It is 11:00 pm here in the UK, and the building two doors down from me is on fire.
After hearing shouts and sirens, I poked my head out the door and was greeted with a spectacle of flashing lights and the smell of smoke. Fire trucks were stopped outside of my house with crowds of tipsy merry-makers from the Legion pointing and gasping. So I went inside and grabbed my camera!
The house two doors down had a plume of white smoke pouring from the roof. Fire fighters in full gear observed the situation, then busted into the boarded up building. Smoke billowed out of the open door and hoses were brought in. The building was empty and had just been sold.
The situation is still ongoing, and I'll update you all once it's finished. I should be safe...
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Scientific American Fan
5 hours ago