|Greetings from the Critique Club
Initial thoughts/My opinion
Image full of colour and drama. I like the distant view to the fire. The action of the blurred persons could be more pronounced.
Great content, although probably not for the ones that live in the burning house. Hope the fire was not too severe.
I very much like how you composed the image: focusing on the fire engine and the street and not putting the fire in the centre was wise. It leads to the feeling that one wants to walk along the road to get closer to the fire.
The blurred persons disturb though: while they of course do show action, one can not see what they are doing and it seems that they do not run towards the fire. The two persons on the left are just some vague, unstructured shadows. However, getting this right was for sure almost impossible.
I like the colour of the image, especially on the lower portions of the street.
Camera work -technically
Looks very good to me, especially considering that you probably could not test all kind of exposure and focus variation. I like the balance between the bright lights and the darker parts of the image: just set right to make the scene dramatic and still keep the after-dark-feeling.
Digital Processing - Technical
Maybe a tad more sharpening. I do think your border choice is OK, although it might also look good without a border.
Fits the challenge
Of course it does!
Good luck for your upcoming submissions