Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fire in the Woods


Fire in the Woods
courtesy photobucket.com
 
Over at: Floyd’s There Go I ,  he wrote a post on Riding out the storms and in the middle of my reply I thought why not just post part of my comment.  Also view the post on Storms at Betty’s Wise Hearted site.

There have been reported storms here and there, flooding sweeping at least one house off its slab, and other destruction.

In our area we have not had a storm, and there was no thunder and lightening so we do not know how the fire here got started.

The fire in our area began last weekend on Friday evening.  The Fire Department began making phone calls telling us to be ready to evacuate.

Naturally the wise thing to do is comply.  Robert began packing his truck with equipment he needed.  In the van went suitcases with changes of clothing, important papers, photos, some dog food and other necessary items. 

Our daughter Becky and her husband Dennis live four miles from us, and they were not in the line of the fire, so that was where we would go if we needed to leave. 

Our neighbor packed his vacation trailer, and hooked it up to his truck moving it to a safe location.

Saturday morning planes finally began to drop the needed retardant to help stop the flames bringing the fire into 45% containment.  Sunday evening the wind shifted and the fire took off in the other direction toward the canyon.  Monday evening we enjoyed a light rain that helped clear the air.

The fire destroyed one house and some out buildings, a 4 wheel vehicle but took no lives. 

A few hot spots remain but they are quickly being taken care of by a nice Tuesday rain that is creating mud.  Some of the firefighters on land are complaining their vehicles are hard to maneuver in the mud... 

Feeling comfortable that the worst is over, we are beginning to unpack and put things away, and are praising God for His goodness.

We are thankful that the fire did not come near our dwelling, and that we are safe.

 Job 1:10  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?


 

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful post on Floyds blog! I left a huge comment myself and might even end up writing a post as well!

    Happy unpacking- God is so good. Thank you for sharing. It's wonderful to know that Hedge is working.

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  2. Glad you and your family are safe Hazel. I pray God continues to protect you.

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  3. Glad you are guys are okay. That is pretty scary. Praise God for His protection.

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  4. Glad you are guys are okay. That is pretty scary. Praise God for His protection.

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