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The power of raw, mostly silent video

Tuesday's early morning fires on Lower Greenville Avenue leveled a quartet of popular bar/restaurants. Fort Worth-based NBC5's website, nbcdfw.com, has posted a two-and-a-half minute video from the scene without any breathless reporter additives.

The footage, shot first from ground level and then from above, has its own sad eloquence. The devastation is all too clear, with your own thoughts providing the narrative. Sometimes it just works better that way.

On the website, the video is accompanied by a print story that fills in the details, plus a headline reading, "4-Alarm Fire Devours Block of Greenville Avenue." All in all, it's a powerful combination. Take a look, with the proviso that you'll first have to experience a 15-second commercial.
Ed Bark

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/video.