The third installment in my seasons series, following Hard Drive (Summer 2018) and Factory Dream (Fall 2018).
Not long after we moved to our current apartment, an abandoned house next door to the complex went up in flames. We were already somewhat concerned about the possible whereabouts of the house, with it being left clearly unguarded. the source of the fire was unknown at first until the house set fire again a few days after. When I asked one of the firefighters during the second incident, it was revealed that the fires were done by a repeat arsonist, the source of both fires being traced back to a couch in the attic. From what I could gather, the arsonist was never caught, though the fires did stop after the second incident.
This film was my documentation of the first fire that occurred. It lasted long enough that many of the people from around our block gathered around to watch. It ended up being the way that I met most of my neighbors. The whole block ended up smelling like smoked ribs.