Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

The Cheesecake Factory is on fire. Or not.

Posted by episode81 on July 29, 2009

I was in downtown Palo Alto for a quick dinner when I thought I could smell burning.  Then a couple of fire engines screamed down University Avenue.  I have never seen a real fire so I rushed down the street to see what was going on.  I was hot on the heels of a newspaper reporter.  He had no furry microphone.  There were no inexplicable celebrities.  What can I say?

The street was closed off and smoke detectors were going off at Mad and 5th.  It was so exciting!!

Take a look at the pictures … no digressions here …


Turns out, the fire wasn’t on the roof of the cheesy, it was in a dumpster in the alley behind the restaurant.  No pictures of the dumpster – not exciting at all.  I think the fire crew wanted to play with their toys 🙂  So they did and I was entertained, but I still haven’t seen a real fire.


UPDATE, 30JUL09 : Here is the news report. Mad and 5th was closed today …

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