When a fire is raging in your direction, there comes a time when you just have to let it go, said Norm Rooker, fire information officer with the Waldo Canyon Fire incident command team.
“You can have one firefighter. You can have 1,000 firefighters. When that flame front is coming at you and it seems like it’s going all the way to the sky, all you can do is get out of the way,” Rooker said Wednesday.
“We’re full of trite phrases, but one of them is – and it’s for all disasters, not just this – Mother Nature always bats last. Mother Nature was at bat yesterday, and she was knocking them out of the park.”