Here's another picture from the fire on Friday.
You can see a lot of steam coming off the roof of the residence. The steam is from the water I'm spraying on the house coming into contact with the walls and roof of the house which are being heated through radiation from the very hot fire. The house is that hot.
These pictures were taken by some person in town. I had him bring his digital by the station where I sucked the pictures onto the office PC, then onto CD. I had three sets of prints made from these pictures; two for the department and one for the homeowner. The two department sets circulated at the fundraising dinner we gave Saturday night; I dropped the other set off to the homeowner today. The homeowner and a group of other people were building a small building to shelter the miniature ponies that they used to keep in the barn (the animals were out when the fire broke out, thankfully). They were excited to see the pictures and as I left all of the people were gathered around looking at the prints.