Encounters: Raph and the Firefighter
Raphael had just parted company with Casey Jones and was on his way back to the lair when a bright orange glow along the nearby skyline caught his attention.
He was experienced enough to know what that meant. Swiftly changing course, Raph raced across roof tops, rushing to find the source of that glow. Raph had gone about twenty city blocks when he began hearing sirens, some of them speeding past him on the street below.
In another few blocks Raph came upon the emergency that had drawn both he and a multitude of emergency responders.
Flames shot out of the lower floor windows of a twelve story apartment building. The building was old and in disrepair; a veritable tinder box with only one external fire escape. Raph kept track of the apartment buildings in the area he patrolled and he knew that the owner of this one had been cited a number of times for safety violations.
Fortunately, only about half of the apartments were occupied and from the