Journal #651---The Exodus Date: Monday, October 06th, 2008 I knew wildland fire season wasn't quite over yet. There's times when you can just feel that the fire season just isn't ready to give up yet. We were toned out on Thursday to assist a controlled burn that went bad, jumping over the lines and the crews present were too few to contain the fire. We deployed a tender and a brush truck, and four personnel. I was on the brush truck and we ended up fighting fire through the night. It was the first time I had fought wildland fires at night time (a practice that is avoided if at all possabile by most agencies) and although we were just mopping up a few yards in from the lines so the fire wouldn't jump the lines in the morning, it was pretty sweet watching fire at night time on that scale. It was like a war zone with spot fires here and there as we drove the lonely dirt roads at night with fire further in the forest in the background. I now have power at the house! At least until I get moved over to the cabin where I have a gernator in a few months.