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Well Short Story Long,
I got a call from a friend last night and he asked where I was on the fire Dept for so many years if I knew what was going on up on the hill behind his house.
Well I had just got to bed so I got back up and headed up to there house.
There was a large Brush fire burning.

We checked it out and it was still about 2 miles out from there house at 2300 hours, so I dropped him off at his house and went back to get my fire radio out of a box in the garage.
He messaged me and said they were going to bed and if I heard anything to let him know.
Well I couldn’t sleep and I had a lot of friends working the fire so I grabbed the camera and tried to be an extra pair of eyes for them.

0400
Well The wind shifted about 9 times through the night, and ended up getting the right flank right on top of all the houses. (most are 500,00 to 3 mill) I heard they were getting ready to do a reverse 911 call in the 1 mile radius and request a volunteer evac.

So I called my friends and let them know I was on the way back to there house.
With in 15 min the fire was about to take the first house, they requested all surrounding cities to send mutual aid.

Well his house is on a short dead end road and there was no fire dept apparatuses anywhere close to us. (We were sure they didn’t even know the houses were there) All Hell broke lose on the hill…. We started Pounding on neighbors doors to get them up and out. Two of them had never got the reverse 911 call and were sound asleep. I also hit my onstar button in my truck so they could get a GPS and have them guide in the engine while we worked on getting people out. I also called one of the BCs I knew and told him the road was at a hydrant I had located for them earlier in the night. So within min we had a brush truck up helping protect the big house on the hill. (the flames had gotten with in 200ft.
Once his family was headed down the hill and the neighbors were all up, we pulled our trucks down and hooked on to his trailers in the back yard and got them down the hill.
Then we headed back up to his house to see where everyone was at and what way the fire was moving.

Well the fire was able to be contained (that part of the neighborhood) and farther down the hill.

Once we made sure everyone was ok and the fire was knocked down I went home at 0645 to get some sleep.
The fire is still going today up in the hills, with not many structures threatened.

Some pics I took during the night…. Sorry they aren’t as good as I would like but the wind was howling and any of the “good” shots I would have licked to get I was too busy falling back into firefighter mode and forgot the cam..







 

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We haven't had any good ones on this side of the state for a while. I have a feeling this heat could change things. 107 in Boise today. :shock:
 

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Litre said:
We haven't had any good ones on this side of the state for a while. I have a feeling this heat could change things. 107 in Boise today. :shock:
yeah, it will come. ;-(
It has been bad the last few days. but atleast most have been out in the brush and havent been close to homes.
 

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the next day I went back up to get some shots of the aftermath.
here are two that stood out.



 

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Dang, ya'll grow houses big out there! :shock:
 

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Bo Bo said:
Dang, ya'll grow houses big out there! :shock:
Yeah its all the Cali People moving in ;-)
that sport s "THE HILL" I dont think there is a "cheap" house up there, the rest of us live in the valley ;-)
 
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