I took in a fire today in Barrington Hills (IL). A huge mansion was destroyed after the resident was burning some leaves too close to the house on a windy day. The embers spread first to a tree and then the house. The fire was complicated by the fact that this upscale area has no fire hydrants. All the water need to fight the fire had to come in by truck before being dumped into large portable tanks. The trucks then had to drive to a water source to refill before repeating the process.
I photographed the house on fire, the water dumping evolutions, and several of the trucks themselves. Photographing fire engines at a fire scene entails both working units and static images of trucks that are simply parked and not being used. Here are a few images from the scene.