This was the scene. Tons of trucks, and two ladders, and one with a basket going up to the top floor. But there no sign of a fire and no reason I could see why the people couldn’t exit the building normally. Close-up shot below.
I zoomed in on the window the basket went up to.
You can’t tell because it’s so out of focus, but this woman was holding a dog.
She spent some time talking with the firefighter, and I wondered briefly if this was a jumper situation, but that didn’t make sense either.
Not with this many trucks, and there were a bunch of guys on the roof with those things, I forget what they’re called. It begins with an “h”.
So who knows? I had to leave for the dentist. But it was very strange.