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jess
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PostPosted: Wed May 10 17 6:27 pm    Post subject: Dodged a bullet Reply with quote

Last week we had a wildfire start about a mile from my
home. It was a windy day with winds of 20-25 mph.
In less than 30 min. it was at the back of my property and fire fighters were there telling me I had to evacuate as it
was out of control. I told them I lost one home here five yrs. ago and could not start over again. I kept spraying down my house until my power went out then hooked a generator to my pump and kept spraying.
Luckily just as the fire started burning one side of my roof two volunteers that were in the area to help with a big fire in the area saw me and the situation and started spraying that side. Without their help I would have lost my home.
I ended up losing a tool house, two out buildings, a bassboat, a suv, and a pickup. But we did save my home.
A couple days later one of the two fire fighters was in a restaurant in Arcadia, a town about 90 miles from here talking about the crazy old fart with the back of his shirt on fire trying to save a house after the fire chief had written it off. The manager asked them a couple of questions then told them that that old fart was his Dad. George thanked them and told them their parties check was on him then gave them a certificate for the other one and his family...
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PostPosted: Thu May 11 17 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jess Great to hear you saved your house, sorry to hear about the rest of your things hope everyone is ok.
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