Sunday, 17 February 2019

Essay on A House On Fire


Essay on A House On Fire

A House On Fire
Introduction- I had never seen a house on fire before. So, one evening when I heard fire engines with loud alarm bells rushing fast my house, I quickly ran out and, a few streets away, joined a large crowd of people; but we could see the fire only from a distance because the police would not allow any one near the building on fire.

A large gathering- A large number of people already gathered there. People were hurrying to and fro and throwing full of sand and water on the flames. Their faces looked ghostly and wired in the red light of flames, which were leaping up to the clouds. The air was thick with smoke and pungent with the fumes of the burning timber. Our eyes smarted and our skin seemed to burn.

Terrible scene- What a terrible scene I saw that day! Huge flames of fire were coming out of each floor, and black and thick smoke spread all around. Every now and then tongues of fire would shoot up almost sky high, sending huge sparks of fire round about.

Furious fire-The fire had now reached the second floor and the tongues of flames were licking the ceiling of the story above. Suddenly the roof fell with a thunderous rash. The flame now shot up higher than ever and the burning sparks danced all round. It was a terrible sight.

Efforts to put off fire-Three fire engines were busily engaged and the firemen in their dark uniform were playing the hose on various parts of the building. The rushing water from several hoses soaked the building. But it did not seem to have any effect on the flames. Then the tall red ladders of the fire engine were stretched upwards and I could see some firemen climbing up with hoses in their hands. On reaching almost the top of the ladder, they began to throw floods of water on the topmost part of the building. This continuous flooding brought the fire under control but the building was completely destroyed.

Conclusion- While fire is a blessing in many ways; it can also be a great danger to human life and property.

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