Something To Watch

There was a flurry of excitement this afternoon. Smoke started to billow up on the mountain behind the village, shortly followed by bursts of flame. Fortunately today has been a day with very little wind, and such breeze as there was came from the south so that the only threat was to the empty territory beyond the village. Fortunately, too, very close by is the Lizar reservoir which feeds the irrigation system, so that when the helicopter arrived it had only a very short distance to go to fill its water bucket, and very quickly matters were under control. It was my first experience of a helicopter with a siren, though.

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