July 23rd, 2007

Mark

How I spent my last day of vacation (While I was supposed to be catching up on LJ)

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All that remains of a tractor, once the barn it was in burned away. This gave us the duel fun of fighting a structure fire and vehicle fire at the same time.
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Heavy equipment was used to break apart two piles of hay and straw bales, stacked to the roof -- when there was a roof.
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You might think a metal building would be less of a problem than wood in a fire, but it just meant more danger from collapse and having to move the twisted sheet metal in order to get to the flames.
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Smoke? Yeah, we got smoke.
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A four wheel drive brush truck is stationed downwind of the fire, where burning embers caused several spot fires in a hay field.
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