Smoke and Fire in the Night Sky

One of the bungalows is on fire,” a panicked female voice shouted. There was no doubt now that she was right outside my wall.

 

A few hundred feet away, red smoke and sparks billowed into the night sky. Apparantly, an electrical fire had set the third-to-last bamboo bungalow ablaze and it was going up like a pile of kindling....

 

In an effort to save the huts not yet on fire, we formed an assembly line from the river and were busy passing buckets up. The goal was to get it wet enough that the fire wouldn’t catch...

 

I snapped a few more photographs before putting down my camera and joining the front line of the bucket brigade.

 

 

 

 

 

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To read the whole story, click on to FIRE! ^^ and How I Saved a Thai Bungalow Village at 3am

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Taken on June 16, 2012