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Sunday, April 22, 2012
Red Hills Fire ~ Sign Post, Virginia April 2012
My husband and I took a ride to Red Hills in the Sign Post area on Saturday to see the damage from recent fires in the area. It always baffles me how these things happen and continue to happen.
So many local people have great memories about being there in days gone by.
We should all be proud of those fireman and the forestry division who, for a few days in a row, fought those fires in the wooded areas of Red Hills. Even the paved road is narrow and hardly accomodates a large car. I can't imagine so many fire trucks equipped with men and women moving around. They're just good at what they do. Their job is not easy and we are so very fortunate that we have so many brave men and women willing to drop what they are doing, leave their meals, jump out of bed with the only thing on their minds is fire and getting the job done in the least amount of time. It doesn't always work out that way and while we were snug in our beds or sitting back watching the television these brave souls were out. Those fires very easily could have turned into the raging fires we only see on televison.
Please remember to thank them for what they do and for how much they give to not just one community but to all communities by being there when called to serve.
You are the greatest!
Photos don't tell the entire story of what it looks like in the wooded areas that sit there charred while the rest of the trees continue to blossom. I counted 3 - or maybe 4- separate burned areas leading from the paved road on towards the water. Here are just a few photos.......