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A Valley Isle reportage. Shoot first, write later.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Valley Fire Aftermath

There was a 25 acre brushfire on Sunday night in Happy Valley - a little enclave just next to Wailuku.  The blaze was believed to be caused by fireworks.  I cruised up there today to see what I could and noticed that life has pretty much gone back to normal; however, the infrastructure of the firefighting was still setup from the weekend.  After looking at the photos, I can't believe how close the fire came to engulfing homes.

What was interesting to observe was the fact that there was hardly anyone around.  Almost like a post-apocalyptic scene, trucks, beds, and food were present, just not the people!

Firefighter basecamp

Homes were spared

Note the firefighter patrolling on the ridge

1 comment:

  1. Nice post with excellent pictures. The pictures alone would make me want to go there, because they show how much character the place has!