© Dave Tilley


Uploaded: January 07, 2003


Large junkyard fire in Antioch, IL


Cathy M. Gromball January 07, 2003

Great capture Dave! This would be wonderful for a news story! Did you try selling it to your local newspaper?

Cathy :) #18062

Dave Tilley May 26, 2019

Yes, actually. I called the Chicago Tribune, who covered the story. They were a bit wishy washy about buying a photo from an unknown amateur . The next morning I looked at the photo they captured. It was terrible. The fire was already out and there was just a fireman standing there next to a burned out car. Can you belive that! #39138

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

That's terrible! I would have thought they would be thrilled to use such a picture, no matter who took it. This shot really captures the drama unfolding!

Cathy :) #39141

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