Beaver Creek Fire

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© Susan Littlefield
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 23, 2013
TakenAugust 17, 2013
ModelCanon EOS 60D
Exposure1/400 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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A mid-August fire in Hailey which, for several days, was the largest fire in the nation. There were more than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze, and thousands of homes were evacuated. Miraculously, even though more than 111,000 acres were burned, only one home was lost.

A huge thank you, Nancy for nominating this for Photo of the Week!!

32 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    Masterful were able to capture great beauty in this devastation..

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    Great shot of the deadly beast!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    Exquisite in spite of the scariness!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    This belongs in the cream of JPG's chaos crop!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    super entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    That is an amazing image! Very appropriate and fitting for the theme. It is good to hear that only one home was lost in spite of the huge fire!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    That is an exciting caption to accompany an exciting shot. You read about these things, but you never expect to seem creeping down the hillside in the direction of your house! What a momentous week that was, and another example of the extraordinary heroism of our nation's firefighters!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (23 Sep 2013):

    That is a miracle, excellent photograph!

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    Wow, that's a great shot. It really shows it. Perfect.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (23 Sep 2013):

    Theme perfect.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    It`s amazing only one home was lost. Last summer a town in Alberta was almost wiped out by a willdfire. Beautiful capture of a sad reality..

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    Some like it hot.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (24 Sep 2013):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    Wow! what a shot!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (25 Sep 2013):

    An outstanding journalism shot for sure !

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (25 Sep 2013):

    Scary stuff, see this too often in Montana...great capture

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Sep 2013):

    Wow, frightening and real, thank you!! A terrific entry dear Susan and thank God you are unscathed!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2013):

    Frightning, but excellent shot, Susan !

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Sep 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (27 Sep 2013):

    I know that the flames go way to close to your house and town. Hats off to the work of the many firemen that saved so many homes and lives!!!

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (1 Oct 2013):

    Fantastic shot!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Oct 2013):

    Framed so well--great lighting

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (1 Oct 2013):

    Excellent capture!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (5 Oct 2013):

    Beautiful shot !

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (6 Oct 2013):

    Dramatic scene well captured!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (13 Oct 2013):

    Excellent shot, awesome power.

  • Linda Heath

    Linda Heath gave props (22 Oct 2013):

    Agree with Elfriede... Frightning, but terrific shot!

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (17 Nov 2014):

    excellent capture!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (13 Sep 2017):

    Congrats on the Challenge!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Sep 2017):

    Susan I am so glad to see this featured in JPG recent Live Stories and congrats for the spotlight also!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (14 Sep 2017):

    Thank you Lynn and Andrea.....this was a complete surprise!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (14 Sep 2017):

    And thank you to the JPG staff for the spotlight!!

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