Fire Displaces Several Families in Round Rock

By: ralphbarrera

Dec 15 2008

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:90mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 Sandy Havlan tries to salvage what she can from her sister Misty Bakos’s apartment after an early morning blaze at the Firefox Apartments at 2100 Willowbend Dr. in Round Rock, TX. severely burned Bakos and her two sons as they had to run through the fire to escape. 


Havlan rescued this frame portrait of her sister Misty Bakos and her three sons, who have been transferred to Brooke Army Medical Hospital burn unit in San Antonio. “They are stable, but pretty badly burned.” said Havlan.


 Round Rock firefighters from Truck 1 helped rescue a cat belonging to Misty Bakos and her two sons who suffered severe burns when they tried to escape their burning unit. The cat was taken to a nearby fire truck to warm up before being handed over to Animal Control who will care for the cat until it can returned back to its owners. Despite being wet, cold and scared, the cat was otherwise unharmed. 

photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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