Fire / Police

PAXTON THEATRE A WEEK PRIOR During the publishing of a classy hard cover magazine called Twin City Style, I produced several photo essays. One was on old movie theatres. I shot in Paxton a week before she burned to the ground! The Paxton Majestic Theatre, which was built in 1913 is shown last Monday afternoon on Market Street in Paxton. The building was destroyed by fire Tuesday November 13. The Paxton Majestic Theatre, which was built in 1913 is shown last Monday afternoon on Market Street in Paxton. The building was destroyed by fire Tuesday November 13. Pantagraph/STEVE SMEDLEY
A WEEK LATER A firefighter walks past what is left of the Paxton Majestic Theatre, which was built in 1913 and burned to the ground on Tuesday. Several departments battled the blaze, which was on Market Street just North of Paxton City Hall.
This image was made during a break from the filming of a domestic terrorism video for the US Military.

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT AVGAS When I answered the cell phone call, I said ”I bet the pilot ran out of gas”. Not the first time I have shot one of these, guess what? The pilot ran out of go-juice. Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Hinds worked at the scene of a plane crash Thursday near the Illinois Rt 23 interchange with Interstate 55, on the North west side of Pontiac. ISP Master Sergeant Steve Riesenberg said the call for the plane down between a frontage road and the southbound entrance ramp to I55 from Rt. 23 came in at 2:20pm, and State Police were awaiting an FAA accident investigator.
Downs Fire Chief Eric West turns away from the fire as a team on the east side of the home runs out of water. The Pantagraph/STEVE SMEDLEY

©Steve Smedley Photography 2018

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