An out of control fire near my house that burnt over 88,000 acres. Fire fighters were just of the other side of that bush with their trucks trying to keep this fire from crossing SR 132.
This looks so scary yet awe inspiring in it's raw power. I hope everyone was safe.
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.
A very "brave" shot! Strange and sad that such devastation can create such beauty. Beautifully captured!
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.
The behavior of fire has always fascinated me. Nice shot.
wow... what amazing capture. Hopefully your house was okay and not burned.
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!
It is a beautiful picture of fire but is so sad too. How scary that must of been. Sure glad it did not get to your house! Very pretty picture.
This fire as of today is over 90% contained and has burnt over 108,000 acres. July 10, 2012.
Oh wow... Lovely photo, but that must have been a frightening situation!
Its been quite year for fire.
Wow that really sucks... I experienced something like this a year ago as well working at a hospital, we had to clear out the entire ER for the victims...
So sorry to hear you are near one of the fires. Stay safe!
so beautiful yet so devastating..
Thanks! I know what you mean, when you see a whole mountain side up in flames from your kitchen window, it causes a good sort of anxiety!
I can't even imagine what it would feel like.
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!