Tex....Interesting pictures, but no story to go with them?
OK, breify, 5PM, I get home from work dog tired, change into jogging clothing (shorts and t-shirt, it's 90 degrees here). I then lay down on my bed, you know for a second. 30 min later I wake up to smoke. I run around the apartment and no, it's not my place. Out on the balcony, white smoke from down the street. Out of my fully stocked camera bag (2 bodies 4 lenses, flash and iPad), I grab my 5DIII and 24-70. Stick it in a small backpack and head out to see the small fire/go jogging.
By the time I get there it's more intense, flames from the roof, but one small place. Snap a pic, and then go into the adult learning center next door and start telling people to get out. Most argue, there's no fire here... The school shares a wall with the burning place and no windows look straight at it. Then flames start licking around the windows. Now people get moving. Back on the ground floor, i depart wit the students but spot the first TV camera to arrive. I fall in behind him and start shooting. By now, 50 feet high flames, sparks, small explosions... For the next 2 hours, I am a press photographer.... Nobody asked for creds.
BTW, I don't recommend this for others. I am a Law Enforcement officer and have fire training from my days in the military, and from my current employment. I am no fire fighter, but I can take care of myself. It was fun. Nobody got hurt.
I farmed photos out to the local papers, websites, nobody printed even one. You know what they did print 100+ blurry cell phone pics.... I had HD video, the websites ran vertical video from the cell cams. Ah well.