Thursday, December 20, 2018

Answering the call

Tuesday was a workday for me. After work, I headed out and I was almost home on when I noticed a tower of smoke.

I saw the strobing lights of an ambulance as well as the local volunteer fire department down a narrow lane. I have a press pass now, so I pulled down toward the smoke.

Firemen/women were pouring water on a mobile home at the end of the street. Thankfully it was not inhabited, but there were other structures nearby.

Smoke was billowing out of all the windows and doors of the structure.

I stepped out of the truck with my camera and snapped off some frames. Even though the home was empty, these volunteers fought the blaze as if someone's child depended on it.

They were onsight within minutes of the call, but one of the firemen told me that the home was too far gone before anyone made the call.

These folks deserve a great deal of credit for being there for the community when they are needed. I know that I am grateful for all of them.


  1. We lived in trailers for years and knew the history of fires so we tried our best to live safe. Yes the firefighters do deserve our respect for a very needy service. Glad it was not occupied. One always wonders WHY? when an unoccupied structure burns.....

  2. I am so glad that no-one's life was at stake - and grateful for emergency services. All of them.

  3. You seem to always be at the right place at the right time. I'm glad you had photos for your newspaper. Also glad there were nobody hurt in the blaze. I wonder how the fire started in the first place. I have lots of respect for firefighters. It's not an easy job.
    Happy Winter Solstice.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Glad no one was home. These Mobile homes will go up like a matchbook.
    Nice shot.

  5. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Thank heaven for our police & firemen!!


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