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    Raleigh is burning

    So I'm guessing some of y'all saw in the national news that downtown Raleighwood had a massive fire last night. I had a front row seat.

    I was at a bar watching my ex-drummer's new band, we went out back on the patio after their set and I looked up and it looked like red starlight. Like when they take an infrared pic of the sky. I was like "WTF is that?" then started seeing smoke. We all took off and headed towards the smoke (of course). From our vantage point it looked like it was next door or on the same block. We went out the front and realized it was many blocks away and it was HUGE. Like BIGLY huge. Naturally we headed straight for it.

    Started hearing explosions. The fire spread to a parking deck and the cars were blowing up left and right. It was insane. Entire building burnt down, embers raining down everywhere like a volcano blew up. It's been so dry here that every patch of grass\etc that got an ember started burning. The windows were blowing out of buildings next to it. A photographer I know that was at the show taking pics went with us and a window fell and shattered right beside him on the sidewalk.

    The church in the pic is like a block away, we went behind it trying to get a better view...and walked right up on a transformer on fire right by gas lines. We hauled a$$ outta there.

    In the vid:

    Me: "This is nuts"
    Travis: "Let's get the fock outta here."
    Josh: "We've got transformers burning."
    Me: "Oh ****!".

    If you go to wral.com you can see lots of vids\pics\etc. I have a couple more vids but I'm at work and can't edit them rt now. I'll try to post them later.

    I can't imagine what it was like for the people on 9\11. This was nothing compared to that, and it looked like armageddon.

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    https://youtu.be/hvaHFH1sdUs

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    Glad you are ok T-Lok. Pics and vids are crazy.

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    Yowza!

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    Why post on a surf forum if you live in Raleigh you dirty commuter?

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    #inlandlandsurfer

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    $100 says Tlok is from the Valley and surfs better than all of you, except maybe Screwsby.

    Glad you made it out alive

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    Ho Lee Fuk tlok glad you're alright. Stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBSCREWBY View Post
    Glad you are ok T-Lok. Pics and vids are crazy.
    Thanks mang. BTW, you weren't in Raleigh last night were you? I heard reports of some guy drunk on Tito's running around the area right before it happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Yowza!
    Yowza indeed. And that's the second fire for me this week. Last Sat night my hot water heater in the crawlspace under the house caught fire about 12:30am. The HVAC for the downstairs is under the house and started sucking in the smoke. I think I need to grab my bort and just go float around somewhere for the next couple days, just to be safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    Why post on a surf forum if you live in Raleigh you dirty commuter?
    This ain't no surf forum. This is the world's preeminent site for medical advice, intelligent political discourse, fine food and beverage recipes, scantily clad women, and clown bashing. And of course, the only place on the internet where kooks can come to find out what wetsuite to wear. (See below...)

    Quote Originally Posted by frost View Post
    #inlandlandsurfer
    Piss off #coastalnonsurfer

    Quote Originally Posted by kidde rocque View Post
    $100 says Tlok is from the Valley and surfs better than all of you, except maybe Screwsby.

    Glad you made it out alive
    Yep, SCREWBY is my idol and way better than me. You should see when he paddles out at the pier at the N. End. The hushed whispers, the pointing..."Is that really him?". Chicks have to be rescued as they faint at his mere presence and could drown. Even Bradpitted showed up one day, gave every wave to CBS, and then went and threw his own sh!t in the water out of respect.

    Thanks KR...I'm still in Darwin's waiting room...I'm the one puffing the Marlboro Reds...

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    Oh, and SkegLegs too. He probably surfs good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Ho Lee Fuk tlok glad you're alright. Stay safe.
    Thanks brother! Although, if I did get torched it would be my own stupid fault. Sane, intelligent people run away from smoke and fire. Me and my crew? Like moth's to a flame.

    #notaninvoluntaryabandonner