Sometimes it Rains and it Pours

One firefighter who arrived at the scene of today's fire in Happyland, Oklahoma described it as "colossal."
One firefighter who arrived at the scene of today's fire in Happyland, Oklahoma described it as "colossal."
Despite sports taking a second seat to breaking news, I shot both really well today.
Despite sports taking a second seat to breaking news, I shot both really well today.

Today was one of those news days in which I was already busy, with two football media days, a softball game and a baseball game, to which was added two major wildfires. At the first fire, I ended up smelling incredibly smoky, and at the second fire I got drenched in a sudden downpour, which also delayed the baseball game I was covering by an hour.

This Chinook helicopter was summoned from Oklahoma City to fight the Happyland fire, only to be diverted to the Byng fire.
This Chinook helicopter was summoned from Oklahoma City to fight the Happyland fire, only to be diverted to the Byng fire.
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  1. Great coverage, Richard.

    I do sometimes miss those action-packed days, the adrenaline rush and anticipation as I hurry to the next event, switching lenses while I drive, worrying that I forgot my extra camera battery or memory card, while the radio scanner chatters in the background and my boss is on the phone with new instructions.

    Most times, I’m glad that I experienced those days but have no desire to repeat them. :-)

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