Last month I was assigned to shoot a training burn that was being performed on an abandoned house by the Rogers Fire Department. Talk about your “gimme” assignments. I was looking forward to this one. We don’t get a lot of fires in our area, which is a good thing, so when controlled burns are planned it usually gets covered.
News photos shot with a cheap plastic camera. Not a new idea, but it’s new to me.
I had the opportunity to cover a controlled burn at Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area a week ago for The Rogers Morning News. It has been a while since I have worked in a forest environment covering a fire. Back in my days working at The Daily Times in Farmington, N.M., I covered my share of large wildfires.