Friday, August 3, 2012

FIRE!!!!!

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.

14 comments:

  1. Stay safe! Leave when ready, nothing is worth your (or your loved ones) lives.

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    1. Yes Ma'am, we will be safe thank you. I'm not worrying about the things in the house, just family and the animals. It looks the the firefighters are preventing if from heading west. Now it's heading east (away from us).

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    2. Wow, talk about bad typing, where is my head, lol. Sorry!!!

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  2. I'm truly sorry. We go thru this stuff every year. I shall rise and ship you one of my spare fire hoses...please, seriously, take care.

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    1. We go through these all the time too.
      When I read your post....all I kept thinking about was the song "Fire" by the Ohio Players....LOL!!!!
      On a very serious note, we are keeping an eye out on the fires and we will be careful.

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    1. Robin,

      Fire has been contained and we're safe. We've been watching out for other potential fires with all this drought over here.

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    1. Warlock,

      You're very welcome, enjoy and look for another upcoming giveaway.

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  5. Bad, bad, dry weather. It's enough to make one think about throwing in the towel sometimes. Hope the fire can be contained quickly and that you stay safe.

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    1. Carolyn Renee,

      Yes, it's been an extremely dry summer and it's going to get worse here. Yes, the fire has been contained.

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  6. Oh MY. Stay safe and I hope that they are all contained ASAP!

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    1. Thank you, we will. Yes, they're now contained.

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  7. thanks for sharing.

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