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Trial and Error

San Diego Newsman Reports From His Own Burning Home

October 24, 2007 9:20 AM

It doesn’t get much more real than this. Larry Himmel, a correspondent for
Midwest Television-owned CBS station KFMB-TV in San Diego, reported outside his very own home as it was being eaten alive by flames in Southern California. Here’s the video the station posted to YouTube.

The clip has already garnered more than 160,000 views.


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Larry is a legend in san diego. what poise and class he demonstrates. he embodies the American spirit.

Stephanie Taylor:

Can anyone imagine, doing the news on your own house? That has got to be, just very painful,I'm sure he had to be in shock,when were in that mode,it all seems so unreal, & everything is in slow motion. All of us are so very, very, sorry & feel you did such a great job.I know some say it only makes you stronger, To that I must say, once you get over the shock, then there's that part of numbness, you go through. Were all praying for all of you who have suffered, We hope you will re-build, & when you do, you will be rebuilding new memories, stronger than ever.You'd think that those of us who still have our homes, couldn't possibly understand, some of us can.Lost my hubby & my Son in Iraq, then my sister, brother & my Mom,in less than 4 yrs.So my home means nothing to me.At least we can say, how lucky we are that the loss of life was low.All we can do is be thankful to our firemen& women, who fought so hard for all of us,they alway's have& this was a really sceary fire, thanks to so many wonderful firemen& women; thank-you so very,very much.Our thought's & prayer's are with you all. Let's think of what we still have& build on that!!

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