Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crazy Night - Lightening Strike Fire

I don't have a drawing tonight but wow what a night! I was at work and our site director and sr manager was trying to get a hold of me late in the day at work because they heard about a fire that had started and knew where I lived.  I left work, couldn't get to my house because they closed the roads.  It is a wired feeling when you don't know how close a fire is to your house, you can't get to your house, your husband, one daughter, two dogs, one cat and my pony are there... and the sheriff won't let you up the road to get there.  I got PO'd and parked my car along the road and I sneaked past the sheriff... Now mind you my house is about a mile away and started walking.... It is scary when it's hot out, the wind is blowing and a fire is traveling east towards your house.  The sheriff let a gal drive up the road to get her animals and she gave me a ride to the top of the road into where I live and a neighbor was on his four wheeler and started to give me a ride towards my house. My daughter was driving down the road and picked me up... we live on 5 acres and everything is spread out hence the long walk.  Then I find out that the fire is near a family we know.... we can't get out now cuz if we do we can't get back in because they are evacuating... the fire is west about a mile to two... and they live maybe a 1/4 a mile away if that from the fire.... Another friend just sold their house that was on top of the hill from the other friends and it burnt down... just a crazy night... 3 houses burned, 2 totally down not sure on the 3rd... a very sad night. I feel bad for them, your mind start racing to figure out what to grab.  We were lucky that they finally got it contained. This fire traveled aways and we were lucky that they were able to contain it.  Hopefully the thunder storm they talked about coming through and the winds doesn't happen. It's calm right now but as they say it could be the calm before the storm. People have their homes, family, dogs, cats, horses, cattle to worry about... it is not a good feeling.  I am glad no one was hurt.  Sorry to ramble but just an unsettling feeling....


  1. Glad to hear you and yours are OK. I am a lurker but love your drawings. Love Hugs and Blessings

  2. Hey Karen,
    Glad to hear you're ok. You know Myrna Cruz's house burned to the ground and I can tell you, it's sad, sad emotional trauma.
    I hope you're drawing during all this stress.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but I'm back now.




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