09/01/10 212 W, 2 I - + 5 - 3 Hula Hoops on Morgan Street, Updated

In the interest of public safety and preventing mass aggravated eye strain among the local emergency responder community, the following posting has been updated with an additional photo. This blogger stands ready to moderate passionate discussion on this incident, including anonymous speculations on the person shown in the foreground and their choice of bikini color therein. Thank you.

Easily the most curious sight recently seen at a fire scene, this bikini-clad hula hooper did some sidewalk spinning earlier this evening beside apparatus parked on Morgan Street. That's District 1 and Air 1 behind the twirling whirler. Or is it a whirling twirler? Units were on scene at a structure fire at the intersection of Morgan and Whitley streets. Trash was discovered burning inside an abandoned warehouse.

After forcing entry, crews quickly extinguished same. If memory serves, ventilation was underway at the time of this photo, after a boarded window was cut open on the building's south side. There's also a second hula hooper not shown, and to the left of the frame. Street clothes on that one. Dispatched about 9:30 p.m., units on scene included Engine 5, Engine 13, Engine 1, Ladder 1 Ladder 4, Rescue 2, Battalion 3, Car 10, Car 20, Air 1, EMS 63, District 1. Pictures forthcoming, including maybe another hula shot. Click to enlarge:

a fire downtown, with ladder1 wouldn’t that be ladder4.
charlie - 09/02/10 - 02:17

Come on Mike you got to get your lighting better. HaHa
Rod Warner - 09/02/10 - 02:36

That would be quite a long response for Ladder 1 wouldn’t?
Stretch - 09/02/10 - 06:07

That would be a stretch, Stretch.
Legeros - 09/02/10 - 07:40

Ladder 1 did respond on Tuesday night to NCSU for the reported hi-rise fire off Thurman Dr…..stretch-ing all them city resources!
Rollin - 09/02/10 - 08:08

who cares about the fire photos…more hula please
nice - 09/02/10 - 08:26

Poor Lt. Merchant… he was severely distracted; but I can see why he staged Air-1 there!
A.C. Rich - 09/02/10 - 11:23

E-8 and E-3 responded on the 2nd (canceled on arrival). Dang it… I was not there long enough to view the “entertainment!”
A.C. Rich - 09/02/10 - 12:50

So now that the topic of “2nd alarm” is being tossed around, lemme’ ask this; was this a true 2nd alarm? If so, what ladder went on the 2nd? Orrrrrr, were they a special call? Or, were they on the “working fire dispatch”?
Silver - 09/02/10 - 21:12

not a 2nd alarm Silver. just a W/F. no specials.
lee - 09/02/10 - 21:34

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