Firefighters dig in at close quarters
At times the firefighters seemed completely swallowed by the dense acrid black smoke billowing out of the sides and top of the building only yards in front of them. And at other times flames seemed to explode from the building making them easy to spot working diligently in harm's way.
The Beast's maw
Wind whipped flames
As they maintained their precarious position directly in front of the The Beast and continued to pour water into the center of the firestorm, I was reminded of my karate days when you hit someone with your best shot ... and they just kept on coming.