Yesterday a store in the Carrollton Shopping Center caught fire.
My office is across the street. My co-worker Janice noticed the smoke first, but thought her glasses were dirty. After she cleaned the lenses and the haze was still there, she asked me if they were sending up smoke signals over there. When I saw what was going on I grabbed the phone to sound the alarm, but just at that moment firetrucks appeared. They seemed to get it under control pretty quickly.
On the news they reported that the fire seemed to have been started by someone taking refuge from the cold. Another co-worker told me that the stores have not been gutted or secured since the flood.