Buffalo Working: Video from Wende Street Fire

Fire showing and threatening the exposure

Lloyd Mitchell Photography has video from the fire at 128 Wende Street that occurred on 19 April 2014.

Engine 31 went on the scene with fire showing from Side 2 of a two and-a-half story house with a threatened exposure. Battalion 43 arrived and reported heavy fire conditions in the rear. All companies were eventually withdrawn and the fire was fought with defensive operations.

 

Lloyd Mitchell is a freelance photographer whose photos of firefighters at work began as a change of pace. “I started taking photography classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at the age of 15. The camp counselor thought I was good. The rest is history. I have worked with my community newspaper in Brooklyn for the last two summers. During the summer of my sophomore year, I wanted to work on a project different from things I had worked on during the school year. So I started to photograph firefighters. I would take portraits of them after jobs. I would drop the photos off to them. I didn’t expect the project to last two more summers.” “The project has been of fun. I’ve met a lot of amazing and down to earth people. My purpose of the project was I want people to understand what they go through on a daily tour. I have more of an artistic feeling to my images. I want my photos to tell an overall story. I don’t feel scared behind the lens. These people aren’t scared to run into a burning building.” You can follow Lloyd’s work here and at his photography website.

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