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FIRST PLACE: “Tire Fire” is an alluring picture of a Lethbridge fire fighter preventing tractor tires from causing more damage after a storage building went up in flames. Wind gusts in excess of 100 kilometers per hour turned the fire into a mini inferno.
(Left) Fire fighter Les Hillard separates burning tractor tires at an industrial fire at Willow Creek Sand and Gravel. The blaze destroyed a building and machinery but no injuries were reported.
SECOND PLACE: “Melted” shows the intensity of the heat from a house fire. This fire fighter’s face mask cracked after battling a fire in Fort Worth, Texas.
(Right) After fire fighter Bradberry reaches the ground, the damage to his face shield is evident. His air mask and hood also were damaged. Bradberry was fortunate not to have been injured.
“90 Degree Too Far To the Right” tells the story of a cement mixer truck driver trapped after the truck took a corner too fast and lost control, rolling the truck. Kitsap, CO Local 2819 fire fighters rescued the man who was pinned inside the cab but uninjured.
(Left) Crews work to remove driver Christopher Coyne form inside the cab.
“90 Degrees Too Far To the Right”
“Fire Star” is a storytelling image that combines the tragedy of fire damage to a family home with the visual beauty created by the smoke, sun and wind pushing through the limbs of this large old tree.
“Lone Fire Fighters” documents a fierce fire that caused $3 million in damage to a historic woodworking company near downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The flames went nearly 80 feet high while fire fighters shot water at the fire and their own trucks to keep them cool.
(Left) Fire crews battle the intensely hot four-alarm fire at Jeffery Cobabe and Associates, a Salt Lake City woodworking business.
“Lone Fire Fighters”
In “Woman Rescued,” fire fighters help the owner out of her house after the family lost everything in a fire that started in the kitchen.
(Right) Council Bluff fire fighters assist Molly Stogdill after a fire destroyed her home.