Uprooted Magnolia

Labor of Necessity

Posted in Thankful by leahyetter on September 7, 2010

Yesterday morning the phone rang and the voice on the other end said they saw smoke in the hills. Then the fire chief called. While Patrick suited up, I loaded my backpack with lenses, kerchiefs, bottled water and granola bars. I was going on this one. You may remember on past fires, I’ve had to sit nervously at home waiting for a call that all is well. This wasn’t happening yesterday. I wanted to see it for myself and document this labor of necessity.

We were there for about 5 hours and by the time Patrick and I left, it was mostly out. They dug trenches around the rocky hill where the fire was burning the most in hopes that it doesn’t jump and spread. The winds were anything but calm and that kept us on our toes watching for flying embers.

I have more images to share but for now, these 2 are of Patrick on top of the hill with the extended hose waiting for water to reach him. It was an intense afternoon and thankfully for now, all is well.

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  1. kenny said, on September 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    With a rebel yell -MORE MORE MORE… That has got to be a lot more exciting than a ribbon cutting. Was jonsing for a magnolia cast. thanks.


  2. Stephanie said, on September 8, 2010 at 6:35 am



  3. Cindy said, on September 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Absolutely fantastic ! Glad that they got the fire out, too.


  4. So, about that fire. « Uprooted Magnolia said, on September 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    […] that fire. Posted in Thankful by leahyetter on September 17, 2010 Last week I posted  Labor of Necessity and promised more pictures from that firefight. Click the image below to see more from that […]


  5. melissa890 said, on May 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

    i love the one where there is another person coming thru the smoke in the background almost as a ghost


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