Roy’s Furniture on Fire . Chicago
Was walking to Barnes and Noble near DePaul University in Chicago (which turns out isn’t a real Barnes and Noble but just the campus bookstore) and walked straight into a huge northside hothouse melee. This building backs up to the El tracks and shut down the red and Brown lines, and the heat and high winds didn’t help either.
I came home smelling like a campfire, but got an up close view of the Chicago police and fire departments at their best.