7ony (7ony) wrote,
7ony
7ony

Wild Fire!

The heat and drought has turned this part of the country into a dangerous place. As I write, there is a wild fire raging near Mannford. I heard on the news that they were evacuating the town.

I just spoke on the phone with a buddy who lives near there. The buddy, Bill, says that he and his wife May have had several nervous days, but right now the fire is on a path that will bypass them--as long as the wind doesn't change direction.

They have their fifth-wheel loaded with keepsakes and papers and hooked up, ready to leave if they have to.

I can understand their nervousness. Their house is on a heavily-wooded peninsula that juts out into Lake Keystone. The place has a nice view, it overlooks the lake, but they live at the end of a dead-end road. The fire is raging near the other end of the road.

[Edit, 06aug2012: Bill and May are okay. The wild fire is ongoing, but under control.]
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments