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Ice Storm Warning issued January 16 at 3:32PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .SEVERAL ROUNDS OF MOISTURE OVERRUN THE VERY COLD AIR MASS IN PLACE. THE FIRST ROUND ARRIVES TUESDAY MORNING NEAR THE CASCADES AND SPREADS EAST LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BE LIGHT BUT ALSO IN THE FORM OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND SNOW. HEAVIER

Tonight

Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tuesday

Hi26° Wintry Mix

Tuesday Night

Lo24° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi33° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo30° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi37° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo28° Cloudy

Friday

Hi35° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi34° Chance Rain/Snow

Fire aftermath

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I went to Quincy Monday to cover the aftermath of an apartment fire that left 24 people without a home. Making photographs of something like this just takes time and patience. It's a matter of getting to the location of the fire and waiting for something to happen that is newsworthy.

First thing I did was to walk around the building and that's when I found Nancy Barajas building a snowman near her apartment in another part of the complex. From where she was playing, I had a pretty good view of the burned structure which made for a decent overall photograph.

I spent quite a bit of time shooting photographs of her, trying to get the right mood. I didn't think a photo of her smiling and laughing would be a good feeling with all the damage behind her so I waited for something a bit more somber.

I walked around the building again, shooting close-ups of damage when I noticed a truck had parked in front of the building while I was in back. I found a couple of guys up on the second floor taking measurements and looking around at the damage. They said they were with the apartment complex management assessing damage. They said it was okay to take photographs but by the time I had climbed the stairs to see the damage myself, they had moved on to another section of the building.

I ended up waiting quite a while for their return and fortunately that gave me time to compose an interesting picture so when they did come back I was ready.

Christine Pratt, the reporter, had been searching local hotels for where the victims might be staying and called me with the location of a family she had talked to. They let me take a photograph while they watched television in their room.

Set with three photographs - two for the front page and one for the jump - I knew that I had the images in hand that would help tell the story of the fire, the victims, and the aftermath.