Barn fire

For someone who hasn't seen a large structure burn here are some pictures of a controlled barn fire.

Here is a picture of John's old barn. It was structurally damaged several years ago by high winds.

Here is a size comparison of the barn and John.

L.D. dropped by to show us the finer points of his home maintenance business.

It took a while for the open barn to build up heat....

...but once it did it only took a couple minutes to become fully involved.

The old barn burned majestically for 15 minutes or so...

...until it finally gave way...

...and went to the ground.

These pictures are a sobering reminder to the speed and lethality of fire. Have you checked your smoke detectors?

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