Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SD Reader follow-up on Olivenhain drug house fire

San Diego Reader:
Neighbors who reported the house fire told authorities they saw a man, later identified as Jeremy Henry, 39, at a second-story window screaming for help. The man broke the window and climbed down with help from neighbors.

“He stated there was another person in the house to responding firefighters, before he was taken to a local hospital for treatment,” the medical examiner reported. Fire-department personnel attempted a rescue but were repelled by heavy smoke and fire.

“[Henry] said there was thick smoke and he could not see his hand in front of his face,” read the report. Bed posts blocked some of the windows, which made it “difficult,” and smoke alarms in the house were “inoperable,” the survivor reportedly stated.

Henry told authorities that Black was the only other person in the home. “He told deputy Backouris that he and the decedent had gone to sleep in the master bedroom on the second floor. He was awakened by black smoke filling the room and woke Shelby. He was able to find the window and broke it. He thought Shelby was right behind him when he went through the window,” according to the report. The woman’s body was found directly under the escape window.


  1. The acrid, toxic searing smoke will incapacitate a person almost immediately.

  2. Sounds like we are wasting money on that hook and ladder.

    1. 8:28 PM What a jackass.

    2. The jackass is the loser that suggested buying that huge hook and ladder truck. More poor Encinitas financial decisions.

    3. They were planning for 5-story buildings. Prop A put a wrench in that plan, but it could be back with next year's upzoning initiative. Stay tuned!

  3. "Needle And The Damage Done"

    I caught you knockin'
    at my cellar door
    I love you, baby,
    can I have some more
    Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

    I hit the city and
    I lost my band
    I watched the needle
    take another man
    Gone, gone, the damage done.

    I sing the song
    because I love the man
    I know that some
    of you don't understand
    to keep from running out.

    I've seen the needle
    and the damage done
    A little part of it in everyone
    But every junkie's
    like a settin' sun.

  4. I don't know just where I'm going
    But I'm goin' to try for the kingdom if I can
    'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
    When I put a spike into my vein
    Ooh babe, things aren't quite the same

    When I'm rushing on my run
    And I feel just like Jesus' son
    And I guess baby that I just don't know
    Oh oh, I guess I just don't know

    I have, I've made very big decision
    I wish that I could nullify my life
    'Cause when the blood begins to flow
    When it shoots up the dropper's neck
    When I'm closing in on death

    You can't help me not you guys
    All you girls with all your sweet, pretty talk
    You can all go take a walk
    And I guess I just don't know
    I guess that I just don't know

    I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
    And I, I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
    On a great big clipper ship
    Going from this land here to that
    I put on a, a sailor's suit and cap

    Away from the big city where a man cannot be free
    Of all the evil in this town
    Oh baby, and himself and those around
    And I guess I just don't know
    And I guess I just don't know

    Heroin, be the death of me
    Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
    Because a mainer to my vein
    Leads to a center in my head
    Then I'm better off than dead

    When the smack begins to flow
    I really don't care anymore
    About all you Jim, Jim, Jim, Jims
    Everybody putting everybody else down
    And all you the politicians makin' crazy sounds
    And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds, oh yeah

    And while that heroin is in my blood
    And the blood is in my head
    Thank God I'm good as dead
    Thank God I'm not aware
    Thank God I just don't care
    And I guess I just don't know
    And I guess that I just don't

    Lou Reed - Heroin

  5. .... and the colored girls sing: