Called out Thursday night at 1830hrs, arrived on scene on the first truck to find a fully involved structure (farm) with 4 other farms/garage structures to later be fully engulfed in flames. Left on the second to last truck at 0630hrs the next morning, only to be dispatched out again at noon until 1700hrs for general mop up and extenguishing of smoldering pieces. An intense way to spend 16 hours at full speed. My body feels broken in every joint, muscle, bone, possible. Slept for 3 hours between calls and when I got home after my air pack maintenance course today, needless to say, I literally passed out dead. Was in a deep sleep before my head even hit the pillow haha. Lucky I just landed in the right spot.
Here's a few pics of the blaze - by far the most intense I've been to. Felt like I was in the movie Backdraft! And the only thing that matters is we lived to tell. The family is all safe - shocked at what is remaining and glad to report that their house was left unscathed but they don't have much hope of running the farm anymore, without spending at least a couple hundred thou rebuilding. Here's hoping the community can rally together at this time to help them care for the remaining livestock.