"Fire? What fire?"

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They had to quickly assemble for this shot.

As the flames grew higher, they kept hoses on each end of the house to prevent the heat and flames from damaging utility lines and adjacent trees.

Version 2. Another frame, tighter crop.

It's better to view these in the Police and Fire Set (at right) where they appear in chronological order.

(I just didn't have time to process and upload these all at time, in sequence shot.)

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  1. OldOnliner 91 months ago | reply

    @Avy - This is not an actual fire emergency, this is a practice burn.

  2. OldOnliner 91 months ago | reply

    This house was the scene of a tragic death in 2002.

    During a different practice session, back in August, one of the fire-fighters told me how haunted he was by his last trip to this house in 2002. A toddler accidentally strangled himself in a car seat while his parents unloaded groceries from the car's trunk. It was a completely accidental and totally devastating tragedy.

    The veteran fire-fighter said it was one of those calls you never get over.

    Found an article in the Beloit Daily News Archive - www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2002/06/27/export1781.txt.

  3. justcaptivating 91 months ago | reply

    I have to say ... I absolutely LOVE this. Hope you don't mind if I fave it!

  4. Michal Soukup 91 months ago | reply

    wow ... cool :)

  5. miss_vieira [deleted] 91 months ago | reply


  6. scubapup 91 months ago | reply

    omg! that is way too funny!

  7. Rightbrainer 86 months ago | reply

    on my god ~it is awesome~!

  8. jacksterjackers 84 months ago | reply

    who ever said a house is burning down, well no duh,
    but in most cases a fire photographer will take pictures at a PRACTICE burn, meaning that the owners donated the house to be burned down by the fire department. they train inside, if its safe, and when the fire spreads out to much, they light the whole thing on fire. My fire department does this all the time, and my first practice burn, we took a picture like this. It's always one to remember!

  9. MnMCarta 80 months ago | reply

    Very nice! :)
    Please consider adding this picture to our group:
    *Fire Award* (Post 1 Award 3)

  10. CoCreatr 78 months ago | reply

    Your photo made the cover of Seth Godin's free ebook (just released).

    The Tribes Casebook download from Seth Godin's Blog.

    Fansite for The Tribes Casebook

  11. OldOnliner 78 months ago | reply

    Wow... that's neat! Thanks for the link.

    I've read his stuff before.

  12. seizo92630 78 months ago | reply

    omg, that is freakin hilarious. A once in a lifetime shot. wonder who's idea it was and weather they got a promotion or fired

  13. Damndfool 75 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Everything Outdoors, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. Ten96 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wisconsin Public Safety, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Andreas Helke 58 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Fire, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Panther33 54 months ago | reply

    greta pic man,i`m a fire fighter in Romania!!! respect for firemans!!!

  17. DustyRoads42 [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    PRICELESS ! ! ! -- A one in a million scene ! ! ! -- Thanks from Seattle !

  18. TomBrooklyn 37 months ago | reply

    I'd like to invite you to submit your photo to Fire, Rescue, Emergency and EMS HiQ . FREEHQ contains the most dramatic, interesting, rare, creative and high quality (HQ) photos related to fire, rescue, and emergency services, by land, sea, or air on flickr; as well as the occasional semi-related photo from outside the proverbial box.

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