Washington Street’s Savour Fire Photos From Bill O’Connor

Bill writes-

Hi Joey,

Last night when I went out side, I could smell fire.  The wind was blowing from the North so I knew something was up downtown.  I drove over to the Paint Factory and from my point of view it looked like there was a building burning in the fort.  I took some shots and headed over to town, and was surprised to learn that the fire was burning at the Savour Wine and Cheese shop on Washington Street.

There was a lot of activity, with a huge response from neighboring communities.  I saw engines and personnel from Rockport, Beverly and Manchester in addition to Gloucester.

The fire was still burning when I got there and the wind was blowing pretty hard, fanning the fire and making it difficult for the crews fighting it. Apparently the fire started at Savour, then jumped to the building next door because of the wind.  The Street would be clear of smoke, then a slight change in the direction of the wind would create a thick blanket of smoke – making it hard to see (and take photos).

Thankfully nobody was hurt, but Savour was totaled from what I could see.  Anyhow, I thought I would share the photos I took.

North Shore Kid

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3 Responses to Washington Street’s Savour Fire Photos From Bill O’Connor

  1. Jenn Cullen says:

    Glad to hear no one was hurt, but what a devastating fire. I could still see and smell smoke from the Fort until midnight. My heart goes out to all of the families involved.
    Jenn

  2. That’s right around the corner from me. I saw the red sky in that direction but didn’t know what was going on. We lost power for several hours though.

  3. I forgot about that, I think they intentionally shut off the power around 10:45 because I saw a power company rtuck on scene and all the lights went out like somebody flipped a switch.

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