no one was hurt! it was finally contained at over 110,000 acres burnt. That bush was about 5 yards off the side of the road. I was on the other side of the road. I was afraid i wouldn't get my camera and tripod out of the car in time for the photo.
This is quite an amazing photo. Having had a brother who used to work on the forest fires in CA, i can well appreciate the dangers. You were lucky to get this, and glad that you got out safely. Wildfires can change direction so fast that you can't run fast enough to get away. The firefighters carry a small protection shelter that they put up over themselves in the hopes that the fire burns over them and keeps going. Not something I'd really like to contemplate doing.
Thank you! That burning bush was a good 7 miles away.....I was incredibly lucky to get that. It is not easy taking dark of night photos, but i was able to set up my tripod adjust the camera and wait for a minute or so for that bush to catch on fire, just out side of the photo on the left was 2 huge fire trucks and lots of fire fighters! They closed that road shortly after i left. I could feel the heat a good 150 feet away! I sure didn't want to be any closer!
I just don't know how to describe it. It is just heart breaking to see farmers plowing crops to help make a fire break. I guess plowing a few, is better than loosing all of it. I've experienced a whole range of emotions. We've been asked to fast and pray for fire relief today not only for our fire but all fires, and the safety of those who fight them and the families who have lost everything. So far our fire has only consumed one summer home, and an RV and melted part of another RV, however two volunteer firemen had to be life flighted to a burn unit in Salt Lake City. We are very luck compared to other fires, that have consumed hundreds of homes. Stay safe! Wishing you the best!