Last week the weather was good and the kids were out riding their bikes racing ahead of us.
As were walking we saw DD and her friend race towards us all worked up about a truck and couple of guys causing problems just as we noticed a plume of smoke arising from the woods close by our neighborhood. We raced ahead to see what was going on.
The brush around the pond we visit often to see the ducks and their little ones was on fire.
The brush was bone dry and the fire was spreading fast. The folks on the trucks were our neighbors and had driven there to take a closer look.
They informed us that the fire trucks were on the way. This was the first time that I have seen how a firecrew works from very close quarters.
It also gave an appreciation of how difficult a task it is to battle forest fires. It took a couple of hours for the fire to be put out completely.
The kids though transfixed were anxious when the fire got a bit further and the fire fighters ran out of water and had to get to a fire hydrant close by.
We were relieved when it was finally brought under control.
It was scary for a while there because there were homes just a few hundred feet from the fire.
We thanked the volunteer fire fighters and that brings me to the next post - Volunteering.