A long night awaits fire fighters and residents in north Luther where a wildfire burned an estimated 200 acres near Forrest Hills Road and Dobbs. At twilight, the southern command line was being led by Coyle Fire Chief Michael Galbraith who gave marching orders for the night: put out hotspots and be mindful of the wind that is expected to change overnight.
The Red Cross brought food for all of the fire fighters who headed back out to douse embers, and small flames and smoldering trees. Chief Galbraith said this fire had rekindled each of the last two days since its origination on Sunday.
In the dark, the only things visible along the charred areas were emergency lights and small fires and embers that glowed along the ground and in the trees.
The winds have been up to 30 mph blowing north, but are expected to shift overnight. Fire fighters will be ready with full pumper trucks. And no doubt nearby residents will be aware.
Deepest gratitude and thanks for the brave men who keep our communities safe. There are no greater heroes than our firemen!