It's a sad adventure that happened yesterday in the place i live. A big fire destroyed about 2800 acres of scrublands. Where were hidden some of the trail i often ride. I stayed nearly all the day looking to it from my rooftop. With nothing to do, juste hope the bombers would stop it before night.
Fire started 10 km from here at 8 am. The wind, 70 km/h made it strong so fast. This pic was taken around noon. It had yet run on 4 km to heading south.
Smoke was so heavy we couldn't see the mountains. The smoke had been seen in catalunya, at 100 km from here.
Then we could think it was ok after noon, there was not so much smoke to see, and 20 minutes later, the wind had gone stronger, it started again and was heading east, an our village.
Two hours later, we could see the fire itself. All the pics were shoot with a 200mm, fire at 2 km.
at 7 pm, we started to be really worried as the fire was running fast and strong. Then all the Pelican's planes came again to try to fix it.
It was looking like hell.
When the night came completely, the planes left. The fire was not finished, but stayed on quite a little place.
It went down the valley during the night. In the morning, bombers were finishing the job. There was still smoke on some place. It appears now this could have been a crime. Eleven years ago, fire destroyed the same place. And the hills are just black for a while, now. :(