The Associated Press Managing Editors has honored the above photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for July 2011.
Thanks to Jeff Knox, Bob Chwedyk and George LeClaire at the Daily Herald for judging this month. What they had to say about the winning image:
"Besides getting to the spot news scene fast, the photographer nicely composed an image that included silhouettes of two people in the foreground which accentuated the enormity of the blaze! Several good fire pictures, but this one by far the best! Lots of strong weather images too, as well as some real nice Rodeo shots!”
Below is the link to all images entered for July and the winner is slide #49:
A fire burns out of control after a gasoline tanker truck crashed and exploded near Essex Street, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Saugus, Mass., triggering smaller explosions and sending fire streaming down a nearby brook and killing the truck driver. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Christopher Evans)