Monday, July 1, 2013

Lighting strike, middle of the woods....................

This past week I was able to watch one of the not everyday task with the Newark Ohio Fire Department. Neighbors a half mile away had called in "smoke in the area", but not sure where it was coming from and what was burning. 450' of hose line stretched from the street reached this very large and tall oak tree, burning from the inside out, from bottom to top. The roar of the fire traveling up the chimney was loud, made me think of how loud a multiple acre forest fire would be. After several attempts to extinguish the fire, the firefighters cut the tree down, covered the tree and area with foam infused water. 

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