First Fire Of The Year

Had the first wildfire of the year.  Hope it’s the last.  It brings back bad memories from about 3, or so, years back.fire1

It took them the better part of the afternoon to knock it down.

And, right in the middle of the show………….this thing shows up.fire2We get these quite often on this highway.  It has no low bridges, so the heavy haulers like to use it.fire3fire4

Towards evening, they brought in the areal support.  The bird stayed till dark.  Made a lot of drops.fire7fire6fire5Last time we had a large fire like this, it burned for about 50 miles.  This time around, our moron Governor got the Guard out in time to do something before things got out of hand.  With 40mph winds, something like this can travel FAST.

misc,_stuff_020Any day above ground is a good day