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Focus, People, Focus

By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on May 25, 2007 5:25PM


Growing up a relatively small town where a sizable fire was a fairly rare occurence, we occasionally find ourselves surprised (and anxious) at the number of times we hear a fire truck racing down the street. Earlier this week, we heard about the five-alarm fire in Harvey that devoured three buildings and damaged three others. While watching the report, we couldn't help but think how brave firefighters must be, inexplicably running into a mass of heat and flames as everyone else rushes out.

Our words might be a little sappy, but we are truly thankful that men and women exist who are courageous (or crazy?) enough to do this for a living. Kudos to them for their work, and kudos to Misfires and Strange Errors for a wonderful photo of some of the city's finest.

Focus, People, Focus is a weekly photography feature that features a photograph taken by a reader of the site. If you'd like a chance to have your photo featured on Friday as part of Focus, People, Focus, upload your photo to Flickr and tag it with "Chicagoist".