Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taking a Break

While walking through the plaza yesterday I caught sight of these two firefighters waiting for their fellow teammates.  They must have been at lunch because there was nothing going on at the plaza.

As for our two fires they have both burned over 9,000 acres as of last night.  The mornings are pretty smoky here in town but by mid-day you can walk around outside until it comes back.

19 comments:

Peter said...

Firefighters do a great job - hard dirty work.

Olivier said...

9,000 acres c'est impressionnant, j'espere qu'il n'a pas eut de pertes humaines et que cela va se calmer

Kate said...

I just checked Google to see if Pecos Nat'l Park has been saved and it's still open. Hooray! One of my first stops after I arrive; for me, it is a very spiritual place. I grieve whenever fire takes away some of our land.

Tanya Breese said...

the one looks like he's texting....probably telling the other guys "hurry up!"

hope they get those fires out soon...

troutbirder said...

Mmmmm. A dry west and we're swimming in mud after three weeks of unrelenting rain. The creeks are raging river and the corn and soybean field lie unplanted...:(

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad so much is being lost by fire!

Sharon said...

I bet they were waiting for their team mates to pick up lunch. We have some fast burning fires in the north too but they are far enough away that the smoke hasn't made it down here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my that's a lot of acreage Randy, the fire fighters, here and everywhere, do the most amazing job! I hope these fires weren't deliberately started?

Lowell said...

So sorry about the fires! We have lots of forest fires every summer in central Florida and they do so much damage.

We also have EMTs who take breaks at a local bagel shop. See them there all the time. Until they get a call; then they bail out quickly!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

At least they are keeping off the new turf as the sign reads.

TexWisGirl said...

i fear fire season. gosh, that's terrible.

JM said...

A well deserved break. Firefighters are true heroes.

Regarding your comment, I'm afraid you haven't check the right house. €185.000 is the common price for a nice apartment. I think the building I showed yesterday must cost between 1 and 3 millions.

RedPat said...

Hopefully you get some rain to help with the fires!

Judy said...

They deserve a nice break. They do such hard and dangerous work and see so many things that we hope never to see.

VP said...

A well deserved break, I am glad that the worst is over!

LONDONLULU said...

I hope those fires calm and kudos to the firemen for all their hard work. Brushfires are so devastating and dangerous.

cieldequimper said...

That's a big acreage. :-( These guys are so important...

Judy said...

Fire scares me, I'm glad they're waiting in the shade.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

torturous heat everywhere !