July 28th 2010 1:54 am
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Mom got off work at 11pm only to see a coworker, a camera man, packing up his camera and saying there was a bad fire out in "Uplands". Mom said, "WHAT??? I live there!" He said, "You had better hurry home." Mom did just that to find the way to our house blocked. She went the long way around and got to our block and we were all okay. Then she took me for a walk. It is very scary. Many of our neighbors are on ten minute alert. Mom's ex and his wife have been evacuated along with 150 other people. It is now 1:45am. Mom won't be getting any sleep tonight. Once we get some daylight, the air crews can come in and take care of the fire.
We are praying for everyone whose homes are in danger and those wonderful and brave firefighters.
Poor Mom has to be up at 6 for an appointment. It is now almost 2am! I had an extra walk today because of the fire. And, a policeman said how nice I am. Mom said she was worried sick about me and the cats as she rushed home. He said, "You needn't worry. We would never have left a fine dog like that behind!" Then he added, as an afterthought, "And the cats." Ha, ha!
I'm sure Mom will come up with a video about this fire sooner or later.
Lobo that is very scary. Paws crossed the fire gets under control very soon.
Sending love and hugs.. I hate fire season.
Stay safe.. and be home if you can.. I am afraid my faith in''we wont leave animals'' is non exsistant.
Hoping you have daylight now and safety.
Thank you everyone! Once the air bombers and choppers started going at 7:30am, they knocked the heck out of the fire. People are still on alert but everyone was allowed to return to their homes. Our emergency people did the most fantastic job. Not one building was burned. Those men and women are true heroes. We are totally grateful to them, yet again.
Mom had to go into town for several hours this morning but by then the news reporters said the fire was under control. But now she can stay with us for the rest of today and tomorrow.