Tuesday, December 1, 2009


A couple of times a year the fire station burns a vacant house down (on purpose) to learn more about fire and how it grows in a structure. This year I was invited down to take pictures of the event. The fire crews involved included the City of Sunnyside Fire and Yakima County Fire Dist. There were a lot of fire fighters there.

What they do is set a fire in a corner of the house and watch how it grows. When it starts to get large, they put it out. Then another group goes in and they do it again in another corner. Once everyone has had a chance to watch the burn, they let the fire take over the house. Very cool.

Ryan and his friend Chad getting ready for their turn in the house.

Them coming out of the house.

Time to let it burn.

Ryan's shift.

Fire fighters don't usually stand around and take pics while a house is burning down.

My very own HERO!!!!


Dana said...

Okay, this is hardly fair!! What's the scoop?!?! I'm blowing snow your way, just in case.

Dedre said...

that's cool. that would be fun to take pictures of. I love the one of you and ryan! ohh and I love your family pic on the top! cute cute!

Dana said...

Doh! You must've been in the middle of posting when I saw this earlier. There was the title "FIRE!!!!!!" and that was it, lol.

Much relief to know you didn't just hop on while your house was burning up to let us know, lol.

That looks like a lot of fun to do though. You two are so cute.