Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Talk of the town
Just the other day I was driving the girls home from school and as we got closer to home we kept seeing a helicopter. Back and forth. Back and forth.
I pulled into our driveway and saw that it was at the river right across the street from our house. Literally, right across the street. And it had this weird thing on a long rope attached to it.
And then this truck. This truck was parked right next door.
Come to find out there was a small forest fire just over the mountain a few miles and this helicopter was part of the crew keeping it in check. Well, the helicopter and the firefighter pilot and crew of course.
This nylon flexible bag holds 90 gallons of water. And the bend in the river right across the street was perfect for the approach, filling and and departure of said helicopter.
Apparently, the US Forest Service was bulldozing a swath around the fire and then using this helicopter water bucket method to dampen the swath.
And let me tell you, they were fast.
And done in no time flat.
And it is nearly all we can talk about here on my little street. For this was big news in our little community. And if you have ever lived in a small, rural town you know that we will continue to talk about it for weeks, if not months, to come.
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