And then this morning, we went down a couple of blocks to watch the fire. It was, luckily, fairly small.
As we watched, though, it grew.
And then the tanker planes came into view. They must have been flying it for hours. I caught these pictures of our local heroes dropping fire retardant.
The next tanker plane flew straight into the center, and is obscured by the smoke, but you can see the retardant.
And then the tanker flew out of the smoke (the retardant is also circled to the right),
leaving a haze of retardant behind to blow over the fire.
Thank you seems such an insignificant thing to say to someone who protects us all by risking his/her own life, doesn't it? Nonetheless, I don't know what else to say! So a giant thank you to all of you firefighters, paid and volunteer (like my town) alike that stop fires like this from spreading any further than they do! I am in awe.