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AJAs 2020 Finalists

Family Escapes House Fire


Slug/Label Family Escapes House Fire
Date Aired or Published May 9 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Telegram
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Location: St. John's
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

I was sent to a house fire in St. John’s and arrived just minutes after first responders got on scene. Firefighters had brought the fire under control fairly quickly but a family of four, including a person with special needs, had to escape from the smoke-filled home before help arrived. I got the usual shots of the firefighters extinguishing the fire but smoke and flames don’t always make the best image. The distraught family members were outside being checked by paramedics and this photo really captured the emotion of the moment.

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