Monday I was in my back room (den) "playing on my laptop".
I heard one truck, then another
and finally got up to see what was going on.
It seemed like it took forever
to get water running through those hoses.
As the minutes passed, more and more fire engines appeared.
I counted seven fire engines, an ambulance several of our vehicles and multiple volunteer fire fighter vehicles.
We were all trapped for hours..I think that they were as well.
No way out.
They were wrapped half way around the block in all directions
with some vehicles parked in our driveways.
The occupants were out and OK.
They have two cars.
One is parked in the garage and the other right beside it.
The one outside was started to run it a bit.
From inside the house they heard a "pop" and before long
there was a lot of smoke.
Their neighbor called 911.
Here comes number eight. I hope he kept going and didn't get caught up in the log jam.
There was a bigger fire not far from here with two fatalities.
They used a chain saw to get through the roof.
This is the car that was kept in the garage.
Luckily it was gotten out and it is drivable.
This fire engine had computer failure and had to be towed.
(Four hours later)..
The tow truck was idling all that time right outside my house which was beginning to smell like a garage by the time they left.
Maybe it was the tow truck that had a computer problem
with it's towing mechanism.
Why else would it have taken so long??
Meanwhile out back, life went on as usual.
The next day...
PS.. The occupants are staying in the guest house here
and haven't been inside yet. I don't envy them.
We have several ready to move in to cottages available.
I would just move.
I can't imagine that there is much salvageable in that house between the smoke and all the water they used.
I guess it's too early to make those decisions but as you can see, I've made mine.