Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Excitement in the Neighborhood

This charred bush caught on fire this evening. This area is behind our house next to the arroyo (or drainage ditch if you're not from New Mexico) and bike path. We saw it when it was really on fire, but I didn't get a picture. Thankfully, it wasn't spreading quickly to the other bushes and weeds around it.

The fire truck arrived via the bike path. For some reason this was especially funny for my kids.

The firefighters got the hose out and everything. My kids sat on our fence and watched the whole thing. They were so excited to see an actual fire and then watch the firefighters in action. They were thrilled when the firefighters honked and waved at them as they left. Thankfully, the whole thing wasn't serious. But, it did provide us with some excitement this evening.

3 comments:

Brad said...

Forgot to mention the large explosion sound before the fire happened. It sounded like a firework went off in an upside down metal trash can. Yikes.

Cindy said...

It's all good in the hood.

The Wades said...

I bet that was fun. Good for the firefighters being friendly with the kids. That makes me happy. They're heroes and nice guys too!