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Spot The Difference – 9 Changes to this Fire Scene

Apologies if last weeks spot the difference puzzle was too difficult, but it was in response to a few requests. Maybe I went overboard, however a few still solved the puzzle correctly. Add your answers by using the COMMENTS link below.

This week you can also see the puzzle horizontally (with 9 differences to spot) if that makes it easier to view. Click here.

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10 Responses to Spot The Difference – 9 Changes to this Fire Scene

  • Jim Moore says:

    FirEmily car with blue light on in the left corner is missing

  • Jim Moore says:

    No fire car

  • David Whiteside says:

    1,red thing between trucks lower right corner 2,sign on building 3,fire in window right side 4, window on roof same side 5,yield sign this side of bridge 6,railing on rail bridge right of building 7, fire car other side of bridge 8, round kiosk other side of bridge 9,the fire man next to ladder truck far right side

  • Col Sarll says:

    No dormer (with a green roof) on the l.h. side of the tower.
    The fire is seen internally thru 3 ceiling-to-floor windows below the missing dormer in the bottom pic – but there are only 2 windows (in the same position)in the top pic.
    No street mail-box just above the space of the missing fire car.
    No wheeled hose-reel? behind large truck bottom r.h. corner.
    No sign?post on footpath just to the left of the ladder to the 2nd level, from the main street.

  • Tony Seibert says:

    lower picture is missing a dormer with fire in lower picture
    3 windows with fire in lower picture
    Guard rail missing next to rail road bed in back of building
    extra car in top left of picture on top
    round structure at top left next to curb in top picture
    street light pole missing between bridge and building in lower picture
    window missing on lower corner side of building in lower picture

  • Stephan says:

    Sorry, the smoke got in my eye… 😉

    – An extra fire lit window in the lower panel on the stepped entryway of the hotel.

    – Missing equipment in lower panel at the bottom right corner.

    – Missing fire fighter just above the missing gear noted above. Probably decided to lave and took the gear with him.

  • Stephan says:

    Even took the letter “e” in my comment above, making “leave” “lave”…. LOL

  • alberto domenech says:

    Red fire car( sedan) on the left side between fire engines.
    window missing on the right side of building roof
    Fire hose pump missing right lowwer side.

  • al thorne says:

    All the above + row of windows missing and a row added on two buildings upper left corner.

  • David Oyler says:

    Items missing or different from top picture to bottom picture:
    1.) Upper left sidewalk Kiosk.
    2.) Upper left emergency vehicle.
    3.) Caution/warning sign on sidewalk before bridge.
    4.) Lower corner of building tower covered window/decorative wall plaque.
    5.) 3rd floor has 3 vs 2 windows w/fire inside.
    6.) Left Dormer on roof.
    7.) Background rail bridge far side stucture.
    8.) Lower right fireman.
    9.) Lower right fire hose reel on wheels.

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