2nd time I smelled that in my life was for a couple of days after 9/11/2001. Work was 5 miles (by air) I think. Different state but air doesn’t care about states or roads.
Combination of that and burnt concrete smell. Also gross, especially knowing what that component of the smell was.
Saw one building down, one building up from the 7th floor of the parking garage with my naked eyes (ok, glasses).
I was supposed to be across the street in training that day but I tell that part of the story too much.
I’ve inhaled people twice in my life. I try not t think too hard about that.