Buffalo Working: Video of Two-Alarm Fire on Northland Avenue

Lloyd Mitchell on the scene with video from commercial building fire

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Buffalo firefighters responded to an alarm of fire at 597 Northland Avenue. Dispatch advised Battalion Chief 43 of multiple calls for a commercial building fire. B.43 asked for a second alarm due to the size-up of the building, a 70×125 wood frame, with an exposure issue.

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LloydMitchellPhotoLloyd 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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