Pool or brush fire? Guess which I picked.

After a hot but exciting Orioles game on Sunday afternoon, I contemplated a quick trip to the community pool to relax and cool off.

But then I checked my Twitter feed.

Helicopter from Aberdeen Proving Ground carries water from the Chesapeake Bay to douse a brush/forest fire.

Journalists from the Easton Star Democrat were tweetingabout a huge brush fire on Kent Island.

I figured no reporter from my paper was out there, and after checking in with an editor, I agreed to go cover it.

It was a good story about teamwork and an unusual fire for this area, and thankfully no houses burned down and the only injury was a firefighter with exhaustion.

I didn’t get my cool dip in the pool, but when an Army helicopter flew overhead carrying water to the fire, I did get a little spray. I have to admit, that helicopter was pretty darn cool.

Hey, look! I got flames in a picture!
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