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Battling the Odds by Nullibicity Battling the Odds by Nullibicity
A plane battling the fire. There were so many...


The story:

Okay guys, this happened a few months ago near my area. Three kids aged somewhere between 9-13 went up to the three big mountains that are so familiar to everyone in our town. Their parents had either left them home alone or let them be for a while because they climbed up there unknown to anyone. They evidently had matches and started playing with them. It set a fire that burned all three mountains, killed a dog, some llamas, and burned down someone's house. Luckily the police had evacuated the house owners in time, otherwise they, too would have perished.

They almost killed someone. You want to know their punishment? Absolutely nothing. It was said that they MAY do community service, but that was the worst of it. It impacted a lot of us, and on the drive home I saw a lot of people standing outside their homes, watching in shock as the fire fighters tried to put it out. As I heard it took a day and a half to fully put it out. The next day a strong gust of wind blew and you could see the ash rise off the mountains like fog, and the air didn't clear till later that evening. I can't remember the distance the fire traveled, but it was a big number.

I'll see if I can't get a before and after picture for you guys, if I have some in my other pictures.
scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a terrible story...
6 years ago the house next to the house next to mine burned out...I was scared like hell...back then..I was 11 or 12 years old...
Nullibicity Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my, your story sounds more terrible as well as terrifying. I hope everyone was okay!
scorpiandoll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yes everyone was okay but they are still working at the house because there is not enough money... it was totally burned out...
It was an appartment and I heard that theire was a boy from age 13-14 I think and he was babysitting on his little brother...they were from an other country so their papers where really important..he heard a BAM and then saw all the flames...he took his little brother ( who was age 3 or 4) out of his bed and took the papers and run outside...
Really he was just 2 years older as me I think..if it was me...I was surely forgotten the papers...
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September 24, 2011
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120 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 15, 2011, 7:48:36 PM
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