Fire Photos16 May, 2008
By now, most of you (if you’ve been paying attention) have grokked that I am part of the fire militia. Two, three, sometimes four times a year, I get posted for a couple of weeks to a wildland fire (or hurricane (or terrorist attack)). My wife refers to it as ‘summer camp.’ Anyway, here are some photos I took last year while at a fire in Idaho.
I spent two solid weeks, twelve hours a day, at this road block. You have no idea how many people have a problem understanding what “Road Closed” means.
The fire burned through this area a few days before. Most of the fire was a very healthy mosaic with fully burned, partly burned and unburned areas checkerboarded together.
A thunderstorm approaching the fire. There was magnificent cloud to ground lightening, half inch hail, and plenty of wind. It did not blow up the fire.
A typical view of fire camp (with a full moon in the background). Sleeping in a tent, using outhouses, eating in a large tent, and working 16 hour days is typical for fire overhead.
All photos were taken with a Fuji Coolpix with a really nice Nikor lense.