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Neighbor to 122 blaze takes dramatic photographs of fire

Winslow resident Larry Droguett took this photograph of The 122 fire shortly before 5 a.m. Monday. - Larry Droguett photo
Winslow resident Larry Droguett took this photograph of The 122 fire shortly before 5 a.m. Monday.
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Photographs taken by a neighbor of The 122 shortly after a fire was reported at the popular bar and restaurant show nearly 30-foot-high flames consuming the building.

Larry Droguett, a resident of the Winslow Green, was awoken by the sound of the fire at about 4:40 a.m. Monday.

He called 911 after seeing the fire and watched from his balcony as the restaurant went up in flames.

"The crackling woke me up; I'm a light sleeper," Droguett said.

A series of photographs taken by Droguett show smoke billowing out from under the front-door awning of the restaurant, and a nearby window lit like the sun from the fire inside the business. Glowing embers can be seen floating high above the power lines into the night sky. Flames can be seen shooting through the roof and through windows on the side of the building that faces Winslow Way.

"About 10 minutes after I called, that's when the flames started coming out the from the windows," Droguett recalled.

Other photographs show firefighters from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department on the scene, with firefighters aiming a stream of water through the windows of the restaurant that face the bar's parking lot as people gather to watch on the sidewalk across the street.

"They eventually got a hose on it and another hose, but by then the whole building was engulfed in flames," Droguett said. "My son heard bursting. He thought they were bottles, they could have been the front windows."

No one was hurt in the fire, and no firefighters were injured battling the blaze, said Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal and Assistant Chief Luke Carpenter.

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