A Total Loss

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I made this picture at a house fire earlier this week. For a while I had seriously considered living in Evergreen. Then I realized how far away the nearest water supply was in the event of a fire. There is a reason that people keep a “go box” with all their important belongings next to the front door during fire season.

Raw Video: Myers Gulch Road House Fire

I shot this video at a structure fire on the morning of April 22, 2011. I was actually on my way up to shoot a follow up picture at another fire when I heard about this one on my public safety scanner. I will post a couple of photos from the chaos of last weekend when I get a chance. For now, take a look at the video.