A SCARY MOMENT...
Yesterday as I was coming back to work, from the drug store, a scary sight met my eyes!
I could see smoke coming from the direction of my house and a fire truck coming around the corner! Rushing to the intersection I saw that it wasn't my place that was on fire but a trailer 3 houses down the back alley from me.
The flames were as high as the abandoned house next to it. The smoke billowing into the air would be seen for miles!
We have been suffering from arctic temperatures for a few days now and yesterday it was at it's worst!
I have nothing but praise for our Volunteer Fire Department guys who do this on their time...most leave work to help out! They had trouble putting out this one! The amount of flames and smoke made it look horrible! Hopefully no one/animal was harmed! By the time it was over the place was completely gutted! It took them 3 hours to put it out!
These pictures shown above were taken from my shop...that how close it was.
Most of you viewing this might wonder what the big fuss about a fire is all about, but when you live in a small community it affects everyone...it might be somebody that we know?
It also becomes a big viewing circus as everybody has to come and take a look...thankfully it doesn't happen every day here!
I also worried about smoke getting into my house, being so close and all, but thankfully it didn't. I worry about my cats being home alone when one sees this happen...they could have died in there from smoke inhalation? My place is not exactly air tight and the cold has been leaking in lately.
One wonders if it might have been a furnace fire?
Something else to worry about....?