Fire Ranger – Deployment to B.C.
rattling road for the Heavy Duty 350
and a torrent of rain coming down
hard enough to end the work day
Red Deer Creek Fire, B.C.
& we’re all wanting Fire
Fire blazing and overtime, adrenaline.
Choppers roaring in the sky above
and the great reaction of fire
taking a rip to glory
with a fierceness, perfected, defined
a she wolf of angry consumption
Tearing through 60 foot Lodgepole Pine
Smoke filling the sky
Wildfire smell in the air
here the tool is king
attack of Pulaski, Shovel & Caterpillar line
soft blue mountain ranges distant
framed in by conifers & smoke haze like memories
© Mark Reino Peltonen