Writer runs into burning apartment in Broadmoor to save 'life's work' on laptop
When Gideon Hodge ran into his Broadmoor apartment Thursday (Sept. 15) as firefighters worked to put out flames, he ignored good sense, he said, and the men in firefighter gear who yelled, "You can't go in there." He was scared, said Hodge, a New Orleans actor and writer, but not about getting hurt in the fire. He went right for the item he could not let get destroyed in the front living room of his bottom-floor unit, and emerged from the smoking fourplex carrying a navy gym bag. Inside the bag was his laptop.