I thought it was going to really rain today, dark clouds were over the top of us, temperatures dropped and then it rained……a total of 3 minutes. Within minutes our temperatures jumped from 98 to 116 degrees and we were greeted with what I call a hot “slap your Momma” breeze.
This afternoon, our Governor issued a burn ban for the entire state of Oklahoma. Everything is dry outside, grass is burnt, vegetable garden shot, and trees are dying. This afternoon, fires broke out throughout the state because people don’t have common sense. Throwing cigarettes out windows, burning brush or trash, cutting dry grass, driving on dry grass where the catalytic converter sparks the grass.
Early this afternoon, a massive grass fire broke out not too far from our home. The fire was under control at one point, and then the flames hit something, causing explosions, and now the fire is moving rapidly; burning trees, grass, and buildings. The fire(s) are all around our county and about 5 miles from our home. We’re prepared to evacuate if need be. Emergency radios are actively running.
Please keep the residents of Oklahoma near fires in your prayers.