Saturday, August 4, 2012

FIRE UPDATE

The fire close to where we live remains burning, but has been contained.  FYI, we are okay!!  Approximately 8,000 acres burnt in this fire yesterday. The local news media states approximately 54,000 acres in Oklahoma burnt yesterday alone. 
The entire state is under a burn ban which was recently issued by our Governor because of the severe drought.
Latest news from Channel 9 OKC, several of the fires were caused by cigarette butts, burning garbage, catalytic converters, lightning and the worst; a damned arsonist.   Acres have burned, many homes, and businesses destroyed.  The temperatures are extreme, and 7 firefighters have been injured. 

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  1. Glad you are OK. It is dry as a bone around here also. Weatherman says a chance tomorrow, I'm not holding my breath!

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    1. Thanks Swamp Dog! It's dry alright and I don't believe those darn Weatherman, lol

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  2. I'm in Indand they were showing your fireson TV. I was wondering how you were doing. Sending prayers your way!

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    1. We're okay, always on alert because fires are always popping up. One of our Church members lost his home and all of his belongings. The Church is trying to help them out. Thanks for the prayers!

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  3. Glad you're OK. Prayers for the firefighters!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Yes, prayers to all the Firefighters and law enforcement helping. Prayers also to all the families who lost their homes, farms and belongings.

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  4. Lifting you and your state up in prayer. Those fire fighters have their hands full! People are so stupid when it comes to carelessness or ill-willed intention.

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    1. Mrs. Mac, Thank you so much, you are a sweet friend :-) The Firefighters are really busy and don't have relief. Fires keep popping up, the temperature is 116 + the temperature of the fires.
      Donations have been made of water, food and ice to help those working the fires and families who have evacutated. We have a family in our church that lost everything in these fires. The church is trying to help them out the best they can.

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  5. Glad to hear that you're all okay. Bushfires (wildfires) are scary! Hope they catch the arsonist and that they're 'severely' dealt with!

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    1. Julie,
      Thanks, we are doing okay. Just keeping an eye on things to make sure they're no problems here. Always prepared! I totally agree with you on the arsonist.

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  6. Glad to hear you are safe so far...keeping you in our prayers. Your fires were the highlight on the news here in So Ind. and I was wondering...thank you for taking the time to update us. Be safe!

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    1. Katie,

      We're being real careful and keeping an eye on everything. Fires here always get bad because it's so dry. One year, almost the entire state was on fire (years ago).

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  7. Joe fought many fires, and quite a few dangerous ones, during his 36 years. He only got injured twice, but each time, my heart would stop beating.

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    1. My heart would have stopped too.
      Was Joe a Fireman? Tell him thank you for his service!

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  8. Wow! Forest fires can be pretty scary. So glad you are fine. Wish I could send our rain clouds your way! Take care!

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    1. Glo,

      Yes, the fires are scary. Every year we go through fires, some years are worse than others. Please send the rain :-)

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  9. I know I am a little late on this, but so glad your ok! We had many close calls with fire when we lived in California. Not fun!

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    1. Thank You! Fires move fast and can be extremely devastating. Agreed they're no fun. Another fire was up and running this afternoon. This will continue until about winter time.

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