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FAP Episode #48 - Burbank Water Main Break & Recent Incident Recaps

faplogosmall On this episode of Fireground Action Photography Ross Benson and Craig Durling debrief a major water main break they covered in downtown Burbank.  They'll also recap some other recent incidents and discuss the different ways YOU can participate in the podcast. Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the comment/critique forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations.  Use the forum to post your own Lightroom-related comments or questions and we'll be sure to address them on Part 2 of our Lightroom Roundtable series. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  Follow Craig Durling, Ross Bensonand FAP on Twitter.  Become a fan of FAP on Facebook! Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here. (Duration 01:16 )
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Major Water Main Break - Burbank, CA

On 1-23-10 at about 2pm a 12-inch water main ruptured beneath the intersection of Victory Blvd and Palm Ave in downtown Burbank. A major thoroughfare through town, Victory Blvd had to be closed for blocks as a 30 foot portion of the street collapsed into a pool of muddy water.  Vehicles parked along the street were partially submerged in the runoff and nearby businesses suffered minor flooding. As city resources joined Burbank Fire and Police crews on scene, the water source was finally shut off and large pumps went into action. The scene would be active for hours. Damage resulting from the break has not yet been estimated but repairs will be ongoing for days.

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"Finding the Sink Hole"

A member of the Burbank Water Dept. unexpectedly finds the 30 foot wide sinkhole hiding beneath the river of muddy water.  Although a little embarrassed, he emerged uninjured.

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