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First Place | Spot NewsMark Dolejs, Daily DispatchPerhaps the most intriguing moment in this photograph is the seemingly casual approach of the firefighter preparing to deal with roaring fire. It is not to say that a fire isn't an emergency, but it shows how a professional approaches something like a blazing home without the frenzied panic that even the most seasoned news photographers experience. A firefighter gets his gear ready before entering a house fire with his team as firefighters battle a house fire on Lee Avenue in Middleburg.

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Mark Dolejs, Daily Dispatch 

Perhaps the most intriguing moment in this photograph is the seemingly casual approach of the firefighter preparing to deal with roaring fire. It is not to say that a fire isn't an emergency, but it shows how a professional approaches something like a blazing home without the frenzied panic that even the most seasoned news photographers experience.  

A firefighter gets his gear ready before entering a house fire with his team as firefighters battle a house fire on Lee Avenue in Middleburg.