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Picture it and Write~Brush fire

This is the latest picture prompt from Ermilia,s Blog



Image supplied and credited by Ermila

There are times during the very hot season when the bush is very dry, as dry as a tinder-box. A very slight spark can cause a destructive moving brush-fire that travels very, very fast as the flames take hold. The fire rages out of control,  the fire-service, using aeroplanes, water-bomb the head of the inferno to try to stop the fire in its tracks.

The flames light up the sky, and we drive away with many other cars racing  away from the moving, travelling wall of flame, that makes an incredible picture of the sky on fire.

As the sun sets in all its glory the fire turns night into day.

Written by John Yeo (c) All rights reserved.


6 thoughts on “Picture it and Write~Brush fire

    • Thanks Anne~The picture is so red reminiscent of the terrible bush fires in Australia that we have seen on our TV sets this Summer~ Much of the wildlife is wiped out as the inferno travels.

  1. My brother is an EMS captain and a firefighter/paramedic in Tucson. They have to fight a lot of wildfires as summer draws closer. Your piece made me think of my brother and the work he does.

  2. As an Aussie, this gave me chills. Fires are frightening since they can happen all of a sudden and cover great distances within seconds. My favourite line though was the last – “As the sun sets in all its glory the fire turns night into day.” Beautiful.

    – Ermisenda

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