Sunday, April 06, 2008

awful tragedy


I feel really sad today for the firefighters of our fine town, and of course for their families.
One brave fireman has died as a result of injuries sustained in the blast at the coolstore in Tamahere. Several others are in critical care. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Last night I watched the smoke filling the sky from several kilometres away.
It seems so bizarre that this is from a cheese fire...

I suggest we take a bouquet of flowers or something to deliver to the firestation when we go into town. what do you think?

23 comments:

Marshall said...

very sad. big catastrophe. innocent people die helping others. the rest lie in hospital, waiting for their next treatment.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

.....and it's still burning.....

flower kitty said...

The firefighter that died, died on his 25th anniversary.
How sad... :(

rosiegal said...

I really feel for the people whos lifes have been affected by the explopsion and fire. I think its a really good idea to leave flowers while on our walking trip. Me and snow girl could see the smoke from Te Awamutu. Apparently it smelt of burnt chese on toast.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Derek Lovell's friends and family, and also the other firemen in hospital.

mojo said...

It was terrible, it looked like a nuke had gone off on sunday I could smell the smoke at my house Terrible I'm so depressed :C. maybe we could right a card to the families.

IMaFISH said...

yeea did you know i was in hilcreast and i did not even know that there was a fire

Candycane(: said...

I feel really sorry for all the firemen that got hurt and especially sorry for the family without a father ):

Neina-Marie said...

Yes, lets go give flowers, I feel so sad, and I so want to give flowers to the fire-fighters place Fire station is it?

Roo said...

So terrible.

Candycane(: said...

Very sad I totaly agree Roo.

olly said...

It's AWFUL what happened.:( I think it would be a good idea to take some flowers or something.

Snow Girl said...

Yea, I think it is so sad i just found out that one of the fire fighters is fighting for hislife now saddly he is probbaly going to die.
I also now the people that own the icepak company...

8*>(

The unknown said...

On the news I heard that the fire man who died had died the way he wanted to. so theres a sad side and a good side.

kitty milo said...

he died of a heart failiure in hospital. i saw a pic in the newspaper and one the guys eyes were like weird. but the cheif firefighter died the way he would of liked too.
apparently he had a 2 year old child. me bananas r yumi and cheetalicious could smeel and see the fire. i saw this thing in the newspaper that the lady who lives closest to the factory was refusing to leave her house even though she had asthma or something like that. the firefighter that died was 48. :-( he was in a firefighter calendar. R.I.P
thanks
bye
:-) & :-(

mr woody said...

i think Sasha n i met him once down at the gardens. i've got photos. [Sasha loves firemen]
one of the impressive things i saw was how strong and brave his wife was on tv. she said the coolest thing about how he had set her up for life with strength and love [i think].
firefighters are so well respected in our communities and its no surprise why. they are heroes.
can you explain why ?

kitty milo said...

they are heroes because they are brave and help out people in need in any situation, they risk their lives for other people's , they put out fire's!
i want to go to derrick lovell's funeral on sunday.
my relatives from all over the world have heard about this fire! australia and switzerland. the news has spread fast just like the fire did.

olly said...

I agree with Kity Milo, they are heroes because they put other people's lifes first by risking there own life for the needs of others. Also alot of firefighters are volenteers. They are just SO brave!!

Snow Girl said...

My dads dad was the cheif fire fighter in Masterton. He receved a Queens service medel.
I dont nowhy but i always feel saft around police and fire men...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i think putting their lives at risk voluntareally (:)) to help the community was heroic. They are all heros.

Some people should be more appreciative of the things people do for them. Whether it's behind the scenes or directly.People need to take long hard look around and think about those people who do things for US. We need to stop taking things for granted, and put in our fair share.

excuse my random rant.

mech boy said...

That was quite upsetting :-(.
But how did it explode? There was only hot air and gas inside. You need a spark to make fireball/explosion.
Did the door make a spark when the fireman opened it?
Or am I just a silly boy who doesn't watch enough news?

flower kitty said...

I went and dropped off a card at the fire station for the Lovell family
:)

Marz Barz said...

Oh the sad, horrible, tragic event.
My deepest condolences go to Derek Lovell's family.

I think that the real heroes of this tragedy are the firefighters.
They risked their life. So amazing.

What I found interesting was the fact that his mates who had been affected cried on the air. I think that it was great they could share their emotions and talk about it.
They are the kind of good role models we need in this country

Cheetahlicious said...

I really think it's sad because:

He was only 48.

It was his 25th anniversary.

And he had a wife and children. One of his children was a baby girl