Sunday, April 22, 2018

Brush Fire

While I was in Orlando this weekend for Academic Team, this is what was going on at home.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the damage was minimal.  Our house is fine, but it got way too close to some of our neighbors.  The ringer on my phone was still off from the awards ceremony, so I didn't know anything about it until I woke up this morning. 
Anna had just gotten back from babysitting and was up in her room doing some homework when she saw flames from her bedroom window.  She woke everyone in our house up and the kids all went around warning neighbors.  It got closest to her friend Allie's house, three doors down from us.  Allie was just getting home from prom while her dad was in the backyard spraying everything down with a garden hose.  Kurt loaded all the photo albums and computers up into the car and sent the kids off to WaWa to get slushies while firefighters battled the blaze.  It was a long night to say the least.  So glad it wasn't worse!

21 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Close call! Few disasters do as much damage as fire. So glad you and your family are safe.

Katie said...

I'm so glad you and your family are safe and hope it wasn't too bad for those affected.

julieQ said...

OH my goodness!! I am glad your home is OK...wow!

Margaret said...

Whoa! So glad you and yours and your neighbours are safe. And kudos to Anna for her clear thinking and action!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Sounds to me like you are raising a great calm thinking kid--Congrats!!
Fire is a scary thing that I had to get used to when I moved to Fl a couple years ago--as so many things can start one--and we went through a really long dry period over here--but am happy to say--we got some nice rain today--and you should hear the birds out there??? I often smell smoke here in the 3rd floor apt that they don't smell down on the ground level--in fact talking about smelling smoke----need to go turn off ac--it is bringing some in again tonight!!
have a great day tomorrow--and give Anna a hug from me too--Di

Sara said...

What a scary thing. So glad you and the neighbors are OK.

Kristin said...

Oh my! That is frightening! I'm so happy things turned out ok for your neighborhood.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how scary. Glad you are safe and well with no damage or folks hurt x

Ivani said...

Thank God you, your family are safe. Fire is scary

Deb A said...

SO scary! Glad Anna got home when she did and was able to sound the alarm in the neighborhood and keep everyone safe. A very special young lady you have raised. Well done Mom and Dad.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is way too close for comfort... so glad to hear your family and home are safe!

grammajudyb said...

So glad all is well for you and your family.

Cathy said...

So scary! Glad everyone and everything is OK. Did they determine what started it?

chrisknits said...

So sorry to hear of the fright. Glad you guys are ok!! But, why didn't hubby grab the sewing machine!!!

Beth said...

Bless his heart for thinking of the photo albums. I'm (very slowly) scanning pictures from our old albums. My progress is like 8 photos a night. But I figure, if something terrible happens, I'll be thankful to have those 8 photos, which are 8 more than yesterday.

Hooray for your daughter, keeping a cool head and sounding the alarm. Wildfire is my greatest fear, and it's one in which we count on each other to look out for one another.

sunny said...

How scary! Glad all is well. How nice that everyone pitched in to help.

Amber said...

Wow, I'm glad everyone was ok. Stay safe

Mari said...

Gosh, how scary, Angela. So glad that everyone is safe and that nothing terrible happened to your home. I would grab the photo albums first, too. We have a few really irreplaceable things (like my husband's parents' original marriage certificate) in safe deposit box, just in case. Glad nothing was lost!

co coya said...

OH my goodness!! I am glad your home is OK...wow!

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Kate said...

Very glad it wasn't any worse. Those things are very scary.

Sally Trude said...

I'm so glad everyone is all right. And it definitely isn't fair if you have to worry about brush fires AND hurricanes.