Tonight for our monthly drill, the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department had a practice burn on a small dilapidated house. This was my first experience being inside a burning building (and hopefully all future experiences will be on the fire fighting side, not as a victim). By luck, I was the first one to go in with a hose and my backup guy. It was a very different experience than I expected, mainly due to total lack of visibility. To make it a slower burn, the building wasn’t vented, so it was dark to begin with, and then the amount of smoke made it even worse. The smoke also clings to your visor and mask, and the mask sort of fogs up anyways, so I really couldn’t see much other than an orange glow where the fire was. I’ll have more pictures from the burn throughout this week. This particular picture was one of my favorites from the evening. We started the fire just at sunset, and were later treated to a near full moon. Nice clear night too. Actually, it was so warm today (75 degrees) that the locals were complaining. Me, I loved it.