Nothing like waking up in sheer terror.
I'm sure everyone is just trying to figure out what happened last night, and I should applaud the slowly-growing photo coverage on Boston.com. The press photos
are pretty good, but I'm impressed by the four reader-submitted photos that really show the extent of the fire
. I slept at my boyfriend's last night (just off of School Street in Beverly, just across the water from Salem and Danvers) and from the skylight, I was able to see the fireball go into the sky and the subsequent flames. I think probably one of the greatest parts of new media and citizen journalism is the ability to capture an image the second something happens - long before the Globe and Herald photographers could get there.
Also, I'm hoping Prof. Kennedy is uninjured and his house is not in shambles.